Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

State AGs Are Flexing Their Muscles on Technology

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Headlines for state attorneys general (AGs) have been dominated by tangles with the Trump administration — from the travel ban case going to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenges to legacy regulations at federal agencies. Less visible are actions by state AGs to push forward their interests and influence in technology-oriented consumer products, particularly driverless … Continue reading this entry

The New Supreme Court Term: Cases for the Automotive Industry to Watch

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Scope of Whistleblower Protections
A new Supreme Court term is once again underway. This one looks to be unique in that it is likely to be an eight-Justice bench into 2017—with Republican leaders standing firm on their refusal to go forward with confirming any nominee appointed by President Obama, it is likely that any new ninth justice will have … Continue reading this entry

Supreme Court Signaling That Agencies May Have a Shorter Leash in the Future

What’s Next for Conflict Minerals Rules After D.C. Circuit Decision?
The automotive industry, as much as any industry operating in the United States, has a substantial federal regulatory burden, with an alphabet soup of agencies charged with regulating under the authority of an alphabet soup of statutes. Understanding whether a business is in compliance with the thicket of regulations covering the auto industry often requires considering … Continue reading this entry

The Supreme Court: Cases to Watch in the October 2013 Term

This week marks the first Monday in October, which for Supreme Court watchers is a holiday: the start of a new term.  While not everyone gets that excited about the new term, there are several cases that the Court intends to hear this term that merit attention from businesses in the automotive sector.  Below is … Continue reading this entry

Supreme Court to Consider General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Parent Based on U.S. Subsidiary

On Monday, April 22, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, which asks whether a foreign parent corporation can be subject to suit in the United States for wrongs allegedly committed by a foreign subsidiary, based on the foreign parent’s relationship with a separate, non-party U.S. subsidiary. The question presented to … Continue reading this entry