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|Utilities Feel Effects of Rail Disruptions|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 17, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014On April 10, representatives for companies that rely on rail shipments appeared at a Surface Transportation Board (STB) hearing to highlight the problems that recent rail shipment disruptions have caused in their industries and to ask STB to take steps to reduce these disruptions.
|Highway 407 Toll Indebtedness: The Benefits of Being Discharged from Bankruptcy|
Mat Goldstein, Jeremy Nemers; Aird Berlis LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014On December 19, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles (the “RMV”) cannot deny vehicle permits to individuals on account of pre-bankruptcy debts owing to the ETR Concession Company Limited (the “ETR”). Based on the intent and purpose of...
|Maryland District Court Applies Lex Loci Contractus and lex loci delicti to Breach of Contract and Tort Dispute to Issue Favorable Judgment for Defendant-Corporation|
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 2014In Publish America, LLP v. Stern, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland was asked to rule on the defendants’ motion for partial summary judgment and the plaintiffs’ cross motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract and tort action. Plaintiffs MEE Direct,...
|Distracted Driving Update|
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli, G. Ross Trindle; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014Overview: A California Court of Appeal recently held that using a cell phone solely for its map function did not violate Vehicle Code section 23123. The court found that both the plain language of the statute and the legislative history showed that the law was meant to prohibit only talking on a...
|The New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act|
Andrew J. Turro; Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.;
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014On March 17, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that made “technical corrections” to the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act (the “Fair Play Act”). The Fair Play Act, which will go into effect on April 10, 2014, limits the scope and number...
|Industry Canada Introduces Online Search Tool for Railcar Security|
Jennifer Wasylyk; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014In 2013, we provided an overview of the process for registering security interests over railcars or rolling stock in Canada and outlined several considerations to be mindful of when taking railcar security in Canada. Industry Canada has recently launched a new online search tool for railway...
|Check Your Car!|
Cody Jordan; Bailey & Galyen, Attorneys at Law;
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014 How often do you do a quick check of your car? Check the break lights. Check the turn signal. Check the parking lights. Check the inspection and registration stickers. So on and so forth.
|Crowley’s Carib Energy to Supply LNG to Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Carib Energy, has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply containerized, U.S.-sourced LNG to its first industrial customer, Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers in Cayey and Club Caribe in Cidra, both wholly owned subsidiaries of CC1...
|High Court Blows the Whistle on Private Employers|
Joel Matthew Bagby, Kevin Koronka; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 12, 2014, previously published on March 10, 2014The U.S. Supreme Court extended the whistle-blower protections provided in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to include employees of privately held companies that are contractors or subcontractors of a public company. The high court’s ruling in Lawson v. FMR LLC, marks a significant expansion of the...
|DOT Revises the Standard Industry Fare Level for First Six Months of 2014|
Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014The U.S. Department of Transportation recently revised the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates that are used to value an employee's personal use of a company aircraft, as required by the Internal Revenue Code Section 61 and the Federal Tax Regulations Section 1.61-21(g). The Department...