Legal hurdles facing the auto industry include a more litigious China, Japan and Europe and mounting state challenges to U.S. emissions regulations, Ford Motor Co.’s top attorney says in an interview. David Leitch, senior vice president and general counsel, also tells Ward’s something needs to be done about the size of awards U.S. juries are handing out in product-liability cases. A one-time deputy assistant to President Bush, Leitch joined Ford in April 2005 to lead its team of 250 ...
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