Three Insights into How Justice Gorsuch Might Affect the Automotive Industry

Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit appears to be headed toward confirmation as the next Justice of the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, how might his decisions in that role affect the American automotive industry? Although every case depends on its own facts, three of his Tenth Circuit decisions provide some clues.

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Preparing for Increased Warranty and Recall Risks in 2017

I had the opportunity to present in the Warner Norcross panel for OESA’s West Michigan Regional Supplier’s meeting in December. We spoke about how best to manage supply chain risk in light of certain industry trends heading into 2017. In our discussion, we addressed the increased frequency of many OEMs pursuing cost recovery actions against the supplier base for their elevated recall and warranty costs in 2016 as well as the OEMs increased reliance on suppliers for technological innovation and design. With tech collaboration only expected to increase, suppliers are expected to take on greater warranty exposure – and face more cost recovery actions – in 2017. Read More

A Busy Week for the Automotive Industry . . . and for the U.S. Department of Justice

While much of the automotive industry was focused on the North American International Auto Show and related events last week, government authorities with responsibility for overseeing the industry were busy wrapping up a number of extraordinary enforcement actions, with no signs of slowing down. Read More

Mobility, Safety and CES 2017

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured an unprecedented array of autonomous driving and mobility technology. Warner Norcross was there, staying on the cutting edge of automotive innovation and advocating for systems that guarantee safety and protect suppliers from liability. Read More

Auto Trend: Infotainment System Patents Are on the Rise

The upcoming Consumer Electronics Show and the North American International Auto Show promise to unveil interesting new technologies from traditional automakers and relative newcomers. While many technologies will be certain to relate to self-driving cars, infotainment systems are likely to also share in the spotlight. 
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