Tag Archives: Automotive Industry Team

Put Your Money Where Your Lidar Is

In November, CB Insights hosted a webinar entitled The Rise of Auto Tech: What’s Coming, Who’s Doing it, And Who Will Be Affected.” The webinar covered a number of topics related to auto tech, including funding trends and activity. The data reported by CB Insights, which covers the period from 2009 until October 27, 2015, … Continue reading this entry

DOJ Deputy Assistant AG Hammond Emphasizes Importance of Effective Antitrust Compliance Programs and Internal Investigations

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Scott Hammond of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division recently spoke to a group from the State Bar of Michigan’s Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation section. His presentation addressed the automotive parts antitrust investigation, which he described as an “active” ongoing investigation. Indeed, the auto parts investigation is the biggest criminal antitrust … Continue reading this entry

Risks and Strategies With Contracts of Indefinite Duration

In the manufacturing supply chain, parties often enter into contracts that lack a term of duration. Blanket purchase orders without a set quantity or a set duration are, as one judge observed, “commonplace in the automotive industry in Michigan.” Sundram Fasteners Ltd. v. Flexitech, Inc., No 08-cv-13103, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104037, at *24 (E.D. Mich. Nov. … Continue reading this entry

Potential Impact of Treasury's Proposed Sale of GM Stock on Old GM’s Creditors

Did you or your company have an allowed claim in the General Motors bankruptcy case? If so, have you sold your allowed claim or the stock and warrants you received on account of your claim? If not, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s recent announced that it is planning to sell its remaining stake in new General Motors (“New GM”) in the … Continue reading this entry