Volkswagen is slated to face off Tuesday in a bellwether damages trial with drivers who opted out of a $10 billion settlement the German automotive giant struck over its "clean diesel" emissions scandal, marking the first U.S. trial for the carmaker since it admitted to fraud in 2015. Here, Law360 takes a closer look at the case ahead of trial.
Developers of the $1 billion PennEast pipeline have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Third Circuit’s ruling that PennEast can’t seize New Jersey-owned land for the project, slamming the decision as “exceptionally wrong” and pointing to a recent declaratory order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission supporting PennEast’s position.
A State Farm unit used an inadequate claims review process to deny or reduce personal injury benefits to policyholders who required medical treatment after car accidents, a proposed class alleged in Kentucky federal court.
The unprecedented grounding of Boeing's 737 Max complicates how global regulators will sign off on passenger jet safety certifications, and recent threats by U.S. lawmakers seeking to micromanage the process will do more harm than good, experts said at an industry panel Friday.
Uber must face a $1 billion trade secrets lawsuit after a San Francisco jury handed down a verdict Friday finding that an inventor timely brought his claim that the ride-hailing giant and its founder stole his business concept.
European electric scooter company TIER Mobility said Friday it received a new wave of debt and equity financing to expand its fleet, pushing its Series B funding to more than $100 million.
An Ohio federal court has ruled that the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles' policy denying state driver's licenses to refugees with admission documents that are more than two years old is preempted by federal law, while simultaneously certifying a class of refugees.
The Navajo Nation has signed a deal with a New Mexico county to collaborate on plans for a railroad, as the tribe looks to create new business opportunities to counter the loss of power plants around its lands, according to a Navajo statement.
The former CEO of Navistar International Corporation has reached a $500,000 agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to partially settle claims that he hid the company’s struggles to meet federal environmental standards, government attorneys told an Illinois federal judge Friday.
California has challenged the Federal Aviation Administration's finding that a recently approved air cargo facility at the San Bernardino airport would not have a significant environmental impact, telling the Ninth Circuit the government looked past air quality concerns.
A Georgia appellate panel on Friday vacated a $1.4 million jury verdict in a suit accusing the city of Atlanta of causing a motorist's injuries after she drove into an open manhole, saying the motorist failed to present evidence of the manhole's condition on the day of the incident.
Ireland is appealing a European Court of Justice decision from last year finding carmaker Fiat received illegal state aid from Luxembourg, saying the decision is relevant to an ongoing Irish case, an Irish government representative confirmed Friday.
Community and environmental groups are challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a liquefied natural gas project on the Texas Gulf Coast, claiming the agency ignored the project's pollution impacts on nearby and largely low-income Latino communities.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday cut short claims that Quilling Selander Lownds Winslett & Moser PC's experts illegally destroyed key evidence in a wrongful death case, holding that attorney immunity protects the firm.
Biofuel, fossil fuel and environmental groups have attacked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's defense of its 2019 renewable fuel standard from different angles, telling the D.C. Circuit on Thursday it will harm industry and wildlife.
A California federal judge denied a motion to disqualify him from overseeing the first U.S. trial over Volkswagen's "clean diesel" emissions scandal set to begin on Monday, saying Friday the drivers’ bid was a delay tactic and failed to show the required degree of favoritism or antagonism to justify disqualification.
A Japanese insurer has brought a suit against Belt Railway Co. of Chicago in Illinois federal court claiming it ignored proper procedures that led to the derailment of eight new passenger railcars, costing $8 million in damages that the insurer now seeks to recover.
The past week in London has seen a premium payment card provider drag an exiled Ukrainian politician to court, an investment company sue Cuba for unpaid government debt and lenders offering unregulated finance take action against The Times newspaper. Here, Law360 looks at these claims and more.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday opted not to vote on a $10 billion liquefied natural gas project in Oregon, but did so in a disjointed fashion that raised more questions than it answered.
An Illinois federal judge hit the brakes Thursday on one piece of the antitrust multidistrict litigation against Reynolds and Reynolds Co. and CDK Global, holding that it’s up to an arbitrator to decide whether an automotive industry data technology company’s claims should be arbitrated.
Volkswagen on Thursday blasted a last-minute bid to disqualify the judge overseeing the first U.S. trial over Volkswagen's "clean diesel" emissions scandal, set to start in days, saying the attempt to oust the judge is a “frivolous tactic.”
Washington state would suspend a lower business tax rate for aerospace manufacturing under two bills introduced Thursday, a suspension proposed by Boeing to avoid international tariffs as the U.S. and European Union remain embroiled in a dispute over illegal subsidies.
The Ninth Circuit declined on Thursday to rehear arguments over its affirmation of a $54.6 million jury award to Walmart truckers who accused the retail giant of paying below minimum wage for rest breaks, with the panel voting in a 2-1 split.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday it intends to clarify what qualifies as unfair and deceptive practices by airlines and ticket agents, an effort to boost air traveler protections while also formalizing an appeals process for businesses accused of slippery practices.
Bankrupt ride-hailing service Juno USA LP received court approval Thursday in Delaware for a Chapter 11 settlement with its unsecured creditors and parent company that will help fund a post-bankruptcy trust fund and also allow the company to move toward confirmation of its proposed plan.
The Delaware Supreme Court's recent dismissal of a stockholder action alleging conflicts among Uber's board demonstrates how unlikely it is that independent directors would be held personally liable for fiduciary breaches, say attorneys at Fried Frank.
A recent Law360 guest article argued that artificial intelligence can precisely estimate the length and cost of a new case, but several limitations will likely delay truly accurate predictions for years to come, says Andrew Russell at Shaw Keller.
The Trump administration's recently proposed updates to National Environmental Policy Act regulations — which forgo analysis of climate change impacts — are certain to draw litigation attacking the changes as arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of regulatory discretion, say Marcella Burke and Cason Hewgley of King & Spalding.
Recent policy developments and investment trends in China, Europe and the United States offer a number of compelling reasons to expect that energy infrastructure M&A deals will be strong in 2020, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.
As attorneys, we may prefer the precision of written communication, but a phone call or an in-person conversation builds trust by letting others see and hear our authentic selves, rather than something constructed or scripted, says mediator Sidney Kanazawa of ARC.
A D.C. federal court's recent overturning of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to list the northern long-eared bat as threatened rather than endangered creates regulatory uncertainty for those developing, constructing or operating projects within the species' range, say Brooke Wahlberg and Rebecca Barho of Nossaman.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision in Balducci v. Cige incorrectly concluded that predicting the length and cost of a case is nearly impossible, and overlooked artificial intelligence's ability to do so, says Joseph Avery with Claudius Legal Intelligence.
An Ohio federal court’s recent decision in Santiago v. Meyer Tool demonstrates that the standard for determining extended back pay liability in wrongful termination cases may depend on why the employee left his subsequent job, and highlights a circuit split on the issue, say Lynn Kappelman and John Ayers-Mann at Seyfarth.
The recent coronavirus outbreak has prevented many Chinese manufacturing and logistics companies from delivering products to their buyers, creating legal issues concerning whether nonperformance or delays in performance constitute breaches of contract or are excusable events, say attorneys at Faegre Drinker.
The U.S. Department of Justice has taken more white collar cases against executives to trial this winter, focusing on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and cartel allegations, and scoring noteworthy victories in a canned tuna price-fixing case and two rate-rigging cases, say attorneys at Miller & Chevalier.
In the decades since the passage of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and Tunney Act, four mergers and acquisitions antitrust practice trends have endured, but there are several recent counterexamples — including a New York federal court's approval of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger this week, says Tim Haney of Lexis Practice Advisor.
There are three changes the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement makes to the North American Free Trade Agreement’s country-of-origin and preference provisions that may not get as much attention as other sections of the deal but are just as critical to any company doing business in the NAFTA region, say Craig Lewis and Molly Newell at Hogan Lovells.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new 2020 rules for renewable identification numbers — which function as receipts attached to batches of renewable fuels — are inconsistent with the agency’s earlier policy and may make compliance more expensive, say Deanna Reitman and Jeffrey Bourdon of DLA Piper.
Now that new national security regulations governing cross-border investment and acquisitions are in effect, attorneys at MoFo identify the key questions deal makers should be asking to assess whether they must, or should, notify the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of a transaction.
If the D.C. Circuit reins in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s use of tolling orders — which delay court challenges to FERC directives — landowners might be gratified, but interstate pipeline construction projects could face added delays, says Richard Drom of Eckert Seamans.