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Automakers Decry County Suits Against VW Over Software Updates

Revived suits against Volkswagen and related companies by Florida and Utah counties over alleged diesel-cheat mechanisms would put the health of the auto industry at risk if allowed to proceed, an automakers’ group and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the Ninth Circuit in a brief supporting rehearing.

Alaska Sues to Stop Hunting Openings Linked to Covid-19

The Federal Subsistence Board violated the law when it opened a moose and deer hunt to tribal members, due to alleged Covid-19 food insecurity, and closed hunts to non-federally qualified hunters, Alaska said in a lawsuit filed in a federal court in the state.

Cleanup Claims By Disney Unit, Raytheon, Dozens of Others Timely

Disney Enterprises Inc., Raytheon Co., and dozens of other companies that settled their liability with the U.S. for for the cleanup of a defunct recycling facility in Whittier, Calif., may pursue Superfund contribution claims against non-settling parties after the Ninth Circuit found their claims timely.

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Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses

Covid-19 has legal teams exploring whether to turn to a rarely tested section of their contracts: the force majeure, or act of god, clause.

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