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|Surface Transportation Board Backs Railroad’s Denial of Service during Labor Dispute|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has denied a petition by a Texas metal producer that, if approved, would have forced the Union Pacific Railroad Co. (UP) to restore rail service at the producer’s plant in the midst of an employee lockout. The STB is an economic and adjudicatory body...
|The Truck Driver: A Cornerstone of the Defense|
Mitchell Hedrick; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015Oh 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...
|A Driver Shortage With No End In Sight|
Brian Smith; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015Trucking 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...
|Right on Paper But Wrong in the Body: "Off Duty & On Duty" Discussion from the Eyes of a Litigator|
Douglas Heise; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015You are off the road and at home for 3 days straight. Your friend Bob has been asking you to help him put that new roof on his garage. Bob knows that you have helped others with various home repair projects and have been paid for your efforts. He has offered to follow suit. After finishing your...
|Preparing the Truck Driver for His Deposition|
Heidi Ruckman; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015The 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...
Jacy A. J. Whittaker; Parris Whittaker;
October 7, 2015, previously published by www.ParrisWhittaker.com on September 29, 2015Are you in need of legal advice from expert shipping lawyers regarding the terms of a contract? The expert maritime lawyers at award-winning Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker are ready to advise.
|Chicago Mayor Proposes Ordinance to Increase Transit-oriented Development near CTA, Metra Stops: 5 Key Changes, 2 Open Issues|
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 9, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced an ordinance to the City Council that would put in place key changes to the zoning ordinance’s transit-oriented development (TOD) provisions.
|Whose Right of Way is it Anyway?|
Emily Perkins; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 2015A road's right of way is something often taken for granted, but is more important than one might think. A typical person may recognize a right of way as the driving lanes, shoulders, ditches, and slight corners at intersections. In fact, a right of way is defined by the Illinois Department of...
|The Latest on the Transportation Bill|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 31, 2015On Wednesday, the House officially called the Senate's bluff. The lower chamber voted, by a 385 to 34 margin, for a three-month extension of the federal transportation funding, an extension that will buy Congress until the end of October to reach a new deal. After voting for the extension, the...
|Transportation Bill Advances in Senate|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015The Senate bill under consideration would extend the highway trust fund for six years, but provides funding for only the first three years. The pay-fors the Senate does identify include a $16.3 billion proposal derived from cutting dividends paid by the Federal Reserve to large banks, another $9...