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|Statutes Of Limitations: Claims Filing Deadlines For Airline Accidents|
Mary F. Schiavo; Motley Rice;
July 22, 2013, previously published on July 19, 2013The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), FAA, lawyers for Asiana Airlines’ insurance carrier, and others are still conducting extensive examinations into the causes, responsibility and liability for the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco, Calif. Motley Rice’s...
|Facts, Rights and Obligations . . . Reminders for Coping with Aviation Disasters|
Mary F. Schiavo; Motley Rice;
July 18, 2013, previously published on July 12, 2013What was supposed to be a long, celebratory holiday weekend, turned deadly with many people suffering from two heartbreaking plane crash disasters. On Saturday, July 6, 2013, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 made a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), killing two and injuring...
|Connecticut General Assembly Passes Law Exempting Certain Truck Drivers from Unemployment Insurance Coverage|
Brian Del Gatto, Seamus M. Keating, David A. Rose; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 16, 2013, previously published on July 11, 2013On June 1, 2013, the Conncticut General Assembly passed legislation that exempts certain commercial truck drivers from Connecticut’s unemployment law. It amends Connecticut General Statutes § 31-222(a)(5), relating to exemptions for certain types of services and employments from the...
|Tax Breaks for Older Cars - Is Vintage the Best Look?|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
July 10, 2013, previously published on July 1, 2013If you are thinking of buying a new car this year, you might consider going for a classic. Any dealership will tell you that ordinary cars for private use are capital gains tax exempt because of their status as ‘wasting assets’. This means that they are not expected to have a useful...
|New Ports Act in Brazil|
Alexandre Sales Cabral Arlota, Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso; Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados;
July 4, 2013, previously published on July 2013It is common knowledge that Brazil’s infrastructure is overstretched. Although the Brazilian Government has been proactive on the infrastructure front over the last decade, its actions were initially concentrated on the direct induction of investments, especially through public banks and...
|Supreme Court Chides the Port of Los Angeles for Its Clean Truck Program|
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
June 27, 2013, previously published on June 20, 2013In American Trucking Ass’n, Inc. v City of Los Angeles, No. 11-798 (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (“FAAAA”) expressly preempts two provisions of a concession agreement which trucking companies...
|NHTSA Issues Long Awaited Policy Statement on Driverless Car Technology|
Ryan S. Bewersdorf; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 14, 2013, previously published on June 13, 2013On May 30, 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) introduced its long awaited policy statement on driverless car technology. According to NHTSA, driverless car technology has “captured the nation’s attention.” Until today (other than a...
|DOT Issues New Guidance on Compliance with Its Disability and Passenger Rights Rules|
Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott LLC;
June 13, 2013, previously published on June 2013The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued three guidance documents on compliance with DOT's Disability and Passenger Rights rules. We have included the applicable documents and have provided a brief summary of each below.
|Is a Freight Forwarder a “Merchant” Under a Bill of Lading?|
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 11, 2013, previously published on June 7, 2013In the liner trade, carriers purport to bind a wide range of parties to the terms and conditions of their Bills of Lading by defining the “Merchant” with whom they purport to contract very broadly. It is safe to assume that the shippers, consignees and endorsees listed on Bills of...
|FMCSA Warns About Using Auto GPS Systems in Trucks|
Calvin R. Stead; Borton Petrini, LLP;
June 10, 2013, previously published on Summer 2013As many as 80% of bridge strikes in New York state result from large vehicles whose drivers do not use the right navigation devices, according to a 2009 study. In response, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun distributing visor cards for commercial vehicle operators warning...