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|Recovery of VAT on Deal Fees: Airtours is Denied a Deduction for VAT Paid on Fees Charged by Advisors on its Restructuring|
Emma Hardwick, Michael T. McGowan, Andrew Thomson; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014Airtours Holidays Transport Limited has been denied recovery of VAT on fees it paid to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for a review of Airtours’ financial position in connection with its possible restructuring.
|Transportation in Focus|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014Uber has been the darling of Republicans and Democrats, but its cutthroat campaign against one of its competitors may make the company the subject of state and federal investigations.
|You've Been In A Motor Vehicle Accident: What Do You Do Now?|
Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014So states an accident guide written by an organization devoted to public dissemination of motor vehicle laws across the country, including in Connecticut.
|California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land|
Arthur J. Hazarabedian; California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC;
August 29, 2014, previously published by California Eminent Domain Project News California High Speed Rail's construction is slowed down because of the lack of land to build on. CHSRA has been acquiring property at a slow pace; acquisition rates must rise if CHSRA wants to meet its September 2017 deadline for the completion of the San Joaquin Valley tracks.
|Video Contradicting Plaintiff’s Theory of Liability Sufficient for Summary Judgment|
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 2014Plaintiff Hall was a passenger on a bus being operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”). Plaintiff alleged that as she was alighting from the bus, the bus operator began to close the door on her, “pushing” her out of the bus. Plaintiff lost her...
|Your Car Will Be Networked to Every Other Car|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014Possibly as early as before the end of this decade every new car on the road will be connected to every other new car on the road. Cars may also be connected to traffic signs, traffic signals, smartphones and other devices. U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic...
|The Limitation of Liability Act: A Vessel Owner’s First Line of Defense After a Maritime Accident Occurs|
Melissa Button; Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.;
August 20, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014Maritime law, also referred to as admiralty law, is the body of law that governs navigation and shipping. It is a unique area of law that differs from common law and is applied uniformly throughout the country. Maritime law provides a legal framework for issues and accidents that take place on...
|National Transportation Safety Board Procedures to Change: Comments Due by October 14, 2014|
Thomas W. Tobin; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014 If you have participated in the investigation of a major transportation calamity, you are likely familiar with the bold yellow lettering on the blue jackets of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators. These are the folks charged with determining the probable cause of many...
|BNSF Railway to Increase Coal Shipments to Dairyland Facility|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014BNSF Railway has pledged to increase shipments of coal to the Genoa facility of Dairyland Power Cooperative. Dairyland is confident that the increased shipments will allow its Genoa facility to continue operating through the winter. The increase is due to pressure from the federal Surface...
|Railroad Worker’s Retaliation Claims For Refusing To Fabricate Safety Violations Proceed To Jury|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014The anti-retaliation provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act are fairly recent additions to the statute and contain, on their face, a lighter causation standard than other employment retaliation statutes. They provide that a “railroad carrier ... may not discharge, demote, suspend,...