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Auto doors are a big deal, but they’re not always easy to find.
That’s why auto door lawyers and others are launching a lawsuit to make it easier to find them.
The goal: To make it more difficult for people to file false claims about auto doors.
Read moreRead moreRead the full storyThe law was introduced in December 2017, just after Donald Trump won the election, and it’s a direct response to a series of false claims made by the president about the safety of cars.
The law would require manufacturers to install new auto doors that have the automatic locking mechanism, and if they don’t, the car could be considered unsafe and potentially subject to a civil penalty of up to $50,000.
It also would require them to include an auto door that has a lock.
Automakers would have 30 days to install the doors, but the time limit would expire if they do not install them.
A manufacturer would have to fix the problem within 30 days, or pay a penalty of $50 for each vehicle that was not repaired within 30 consecutive days.
Automotive parts makers would have 60 days to fix auto doors with a lock, but if they did not fix them within 30 straight days, they would be liable for up to a $100,000 civil penalty.
A New Jersey auto manufacturer sued Trump for the law in November, alleging that he had misrepresented the safety and safety features of cars, and that he misled consumers about how many auto doors there are and how safe they were.
The company was also trying to stop him from suing other companies.
Trump’s administration initially declined to defend the law, saying that the issue was too complex for courts to handle, and then changed course after being contacted by the New Jersey attorney general.
The administration also said it was still reviewing the law.
New Jersey Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, said the administration’s position is an attempt to intimidate automakers, and he told reporters the state will not stand idly by while automakers push false claims.
“I think the auto industry and others need to realize that if you’re not prepared to do this, you’re going to be sued, and the law is going to stand up and fight for you,” Blumenthal said.
The law would allow a manufacturer to get a judge to dismiss claims if they meet certain requirements.
For example, a manufacturer would need to install a safety door that locks automatically, and a person would need only to be in the vehicle to unlock the door.
The manufacturer would also have to make a repair or upgrade to the car to fix a defect.
If a manufacturer did not comply, the government could seek to enforce the law against them.
That could involve the auto maker paying damages to a person or vehicle owner, or using other legal action to try to collect on damages.
The Trump administration has also made some changes to the auto safety law.
The rule that allowed a person to file a claim for an auto safety defect that was discovered before the end of the manufacturer’s 90-day warranty period has been modified to limit it to safety defects that are fixed within 30 calendar days.
This makes it easier for companies to enforce a safety defect, said Blumenthal, who said he’s encouraged the administration to revisit the rule.
“We believe that there are still things we can do to reduce liability for people who are harmed by defective products,” Blumenthal told reporters.
“We are going to continue to do what we do best, and we’re going the right way.”
The administration also has changed the rules to allow people to get refunds from auto companies for the cost of repair, but only if they are also eligible for an insurance policy that covers them.