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HTMLPreparing the Truck Driver for His Deposition
Heidi Ruckman; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015
The deposition of a truck driver is an integral part of the litigation process. A recent article in the American Trial Lawyer noted that "the deposition of the professional truck driver in a truck crash is one of the most vitally important phases of the entire litigation. The outcome of this...


HTMLA Driver Shortage With No End In Sight
Brian Smith; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015
Trucking is essential to the U.S. economy. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), approximately 70% of all inland freight in the United States is carried by trucks. Accordingly, the trucking industry is vital to nearly every segment of the economy. As the economy grows, so too does...


HTMLThe Truck Driver: A Cornerstone of the Defense
Mitchell Hedrick; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015
Oh my God, what just happened? Where did that car come from? That was a really hard impact...Is the driver okay? Were there any passengers? Oh God, did I just hurt a kid? Do I need to do any first aid? Do I need to call the police or an ambulance? Did I do anything wrong? Am I going to get a...


HTMLVW and Audi Recall For Smog-Hiding Cars
Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2015, previously published on September 28, 2015
On September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Volkswagen to recall nearly 482,000 diesel-powered cars in the United States since 2008 sold under the VW and Audi brands (Volkswagen owns Audi) because VW installed software that intentionally changed the vehicles' emissions...


FILEIssues with Car Accidents in Indiana
Jill M. Bracken-Emerson; Emerson Law, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2015
There are a number of issues to be concerned about


HTMLCommercial Contracts: Duty of Good Faith
Jacy A. J. Whittaker; Parris Whittaker;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published by
A recent ruling of the UK’s High Court makes clear when the obligation to act honestly and with integrity will be implied into a commercial contract. The court was required to consider in what circumstances a requirement to act honestly and with integrity would become an implied term of a...


HTMLCan the Feds Slow Down Truckers with Mandatory Speed-Limiting Devices?
Robert D. Sullivan; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pushing for new regulations requiring tractor-trailer trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices. This regulation, if passed, will impact not only the trucking industry but also the manufacturers of tractor-trailer trucks and...


HTMLAutomobile Service Advisers Are Not Exempt Under the FLSA—At Least Not According to the Ninth Circuit
Seth E. Ort; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015
Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, No. 13-55323 (March 24, 2015): The plaintiffs in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC were “service advisors” at a Mercedes Benz dealership. The main duties of service advisors are to evaluate the repair needs of customers’ vehicles and then to...


HTMLTakata Airbag Recalls Seemingly Insufficient; Suit Filed Alleging Serious Injuries By Exploding Airbag In Unrecalled Nissan
Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015
MT. PLEASANT, SC ¿ (April 16, 2015) ¿ Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation¿s largest plaintiffs¿ firms, has filed a new product liability action in MDL No. 2559, In re Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami) against Takata...


HTMLWhat California Residents Should Know About Motorcycle Crashes
Daniel J. Callahan; Callahan & Blaine A Professional Law Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
In 2012, there were about 8.5 million motorcycles on the road, and there were 4,986 fatalities resulting from motorcycle crashes. This number went down in 2013 to 4,668, which represents a 6.4 percent decrease from 2012 to 2013. In addition, there were 88,000 injuries to those on a motorcycle,...


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