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We are here to help you navigate the myriad of legal and business issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are actively monitoring the rapidly evolving situation and will be continuously updating the resources provided below.

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Automotive News

May 18, 2020

Workers’ return Monday is major test for auto industry
Breana Noble, Jordyn Grzelewski and Kalea Hall, The Detroit News

FCA partners with Beaumont, other hospital systems to test autoworkers
Breana Noble, The Detroit News

Ford, via hospital contracts, will test employees with coronavirus symptoms
Jordyn Grzelewski, The Detroit News

Huge day as Detroit 3 restart at least 51 plants shuttered since March by coronavirus
Phoebe Wall Howard, Jamie L. LaReau, and Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

President Trump to visit Ford plant making PPE in Ypsilanti on Thursday
Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

Lear CEO Scott on rebooting after COVID-19 shutdown: ‘It’s not a one-size-fits-all strategy’
Dustin Walsh, Crain’s Detroit Business

Restarting work: Answers from the experts on key questions
Dustin Walsh, Crain’s Detroit Business

Automakers itch to restart this week, but suppliers struggle with liquidity issues
Alexa St. John, Automotive News/Crain’s Detroit Business

May 15, 2020

Automakers prep new safety measures for workers’ Monday return
Breana Noble and Jordyn Grzelewski, The Detroit News

Auto workers’ tenuous return a ray of hope in jobs crisis
Tom Krisher, Associated Press/The Detroit News

Lear plant in Flint had ‘every square inch’ adapted in response to coronavirus
Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

GM predicts it will be back to full production in about 4 weeks
Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

What happens in Mexico during next 2 weeks will be crucial for Detroit
Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

UAW workers may want to wait to make summer vacation plans
Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

Ford COO: Production ramp-up depends on suppliers; most dealers got PPP loans
Michael Martinez, Automotive News/Crain’s Detroit Business

Putting faith in protocols: Up close as Lear’s COVID-19 playbook becomes reality
Dustin Walsh, Crain’s Detroit Business

May 12, 2020

Michigan lawmakers request COVID-19 relief funds go to auto suppliers
Breana Noble, The Detroit News

Hertz canceled most new-car orders as pandemic shuts down travel
David Welch, Bloomberg/The Detroit News

FCA’s restart plan includes thermal cameras, 2,000 hand-sanitizing stations
Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

UAW, Ford unveil safety video to calm ‘worried’ workers heading back to factories
Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

2 Ford plants in North America missing from list for reopening week of May 18. Here’s why
Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

A complicated reboot as auto supply chain inches its way to production
Alexa St. John, Automotive News/Crain’s Detroit Business

May 8, 2020

VCs are gearing up for a post-pandemic auto industry
Kyle Stock, Bloomberg/The Detroit News

Ford announces a restart date, plans for workers to return in waves
Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free Press

Lear outperforms Wall Street estimates, reports positive income in Q1
Dustin Walsh, Crain’s Detroit Business

BorgWarner, Delphi resolve debt issue, proceed with acquisition at lower price
Dustin Walsh, Crain’s Detroit Business


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