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|PA House Bill 1060 Passes 113-85; Governor Corbett Gets Transportation Bill for Signature, Ending Legislative Parrying on Taxes, Prevailing Wage|
Linda T. Ambroso; Leech Tishman;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013After months of negotiating and lobbying in the House and Senate, on Thursday, November 21, Governor Tom Corbett received a transportation bill for his signature that provides up to $2.4 billion over five years to improve the state’s roads, bridges, and mass transit systems.
|Preservation of Secured Creditor Liens in Bankruptcy - Be Careful What You Do|
David L. Gay; Berger Singerman LLP;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 2013The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has again weighed in on the issue of what a secured creditor is, or more aptly, is not required to do in regard a bankruptcy case to preserve its lien on a debtor’s property. In the recent case of Acceptance Loan Company, Inc. v. S. White Transportation,...
|Changes to Virginia Certifications for Escort Vehicle Drivers|
John R. Lockard; Vandeventer Black LLP;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 2013Many oversize and overweight vehicle permits issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and individual localities require that an escort vehicle accompany the vehicle hauling the load. The driver of an escort vehicle is required to have a certification. The lack of a certified escort...
|Proposed Steamship Alliance Could Impact Global Shipping Market|
Carlos Rodriguez; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 25, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013An important vessel sharing agreement by three of the world’s largest steamship companies serving Asia, Europe and the United States has been submitted to the Federal Maritime Commission for approval. The net effect of this filing, if gone unchallenged, would be to provide these three...
|Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and the Maryland Department of Transportation|
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
November 15, 2013, previously published on November 6, 2013As part of determining whether a company is eligible for certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), must the company be considered an independent business?
|Virginia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of $2.1 Billion P3 Project|
November 13, 2013, previously published on November 12, 2013On October 31, 2013, the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously overruled a lower court’s decision to strike down the Virginia Public Private Transportation Act (“P3”)
|New Facilities for Customs Clearance in International Trade|
Ceren Savaser; HERDEM&Co. Attorneys At Law;
November 12, 2013, previously published on November 12, 2013New regulations in Turkish International Trade Law came into effect on 10.01.2013 in order to simplify customs procedures for international traders. With the new regulation, economic operators can apply for an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status, which is given permanently with no expiry,...
|A Synopsis of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Tunnel Tolls Decision|
R. Johan Conrod; Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation;
November 12, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013Here’s a (very) quick synopsis of the 55-page opinion by the VSC approving the tolls:
|Attorney Whose Conduct Causes an Employee to be Terminated, While Representing both the Employee and the Employer, May be Sued for Malpractice|
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann Girard A Law Corporation;
November 11, 2013, previously published on November 8, 2013A California court of appeal recently ruled that an employee could sue an employer’s attorney for malpractice. The employee’s termination was caused by the actions of the attorney who represented the employer, but who had also advised the employee that he was representing him as well....
|SCC Declares “When in Doubt, Report” Under the Environmental Protection Act|
Elder C. Marques; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
November 11, 2013, previously published on October 27, 2013In Castonguay Blasting, the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld a broad interpretation of environmental reporting obligations under Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act. The judgment, delivered by Abella J., suggests that corporations may have environmental reporting obligations...