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HTMLFourth Circuit Holds it Lacks Jurisdiction to Review District Court Remand Order in Fela Case in Spite of LHWCA Defense
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
A railroad employee working as a control operator and brakeman at a terminal created to load coal from rail cars onto ocean-bound vessels was injured and awarded benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) after tripping on coal dust and debris that...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Federal Court Grants Judgment on The Pleadings on Rail Yard Employee’s Negligence Claim, Allows Fela Claim to Proceed
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
An employee of a company that provides intermodal services at rail yards was severely injured while unlocking boxcars and subsequently filed suit against his employer and others seeking damages under the Federal Employment Liability Act (“FELA”) and for common law negligence. His...

 

Adobe PDFThe Emergence of Uber, Lyft and Sidecar in North Carolina: An Overview of Key Legal Distinctions Between Digital Dispatch Services and their Traditional Taxicab Competitors
Christian H. Staples; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
By now, most people have at least heard of Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other modern taxicab alternatives, even if they have not experienced for themselves the innovative services that enable customers to virtually “hail a ride” by logging into a smartphone app and clicking a button.

 

HTMLPoland Spring Wins Defense Verdict in High Exposure Trial
Gerard J. Heubel, Elizabeth D. Ho Sing, Stuart A. Miller; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
Nestlé Waters North America prevailed in a high-exposure case related to a 2011 automobile accident that occurred on Route 347 in Smithtown, NY, involving a Poland Spring truck and an automobile driven by the plaintiff, George Kohler. The case was venued in New York State Supreme Court,...

 

HTMLA Supreme Cabinet of Appeal for Economic Tribunals?
Dina Awad; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada has released a much anticipated administrative law decision interpreting the scope of Cabinet’s powers to overrule tribunals. In Canadian National Railway Co. v. Canada (Attorney General), the Supreme Court clarified that reasonableness review applies to...

 

HTMLCommercial Truck Speedometers Target of New DOT Rule
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014
To combat the continued rise in commercial trucking accidents, the DOT has proposed a new rule that aims to regulate the speed limits of certain commercial carriers.

 

HTMLNew Materials Look to Change What Our Cars are Made of
Jason P. Britt; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus Cars, is said to have expressed his philosophy of car-building as: “Simplify, then add lightness.” While expanding safety regulations and consumer demands for technology and comfort make simplification a task easier said than done, automakers are...

 

HTMLMexico Strengthens Control Over Disposal of Used Tires
Mauricio Llamas, Mauricio Villegas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 2014
On June 4, the Mexican Ministry of Transport and Communications published a decree in the Official Gazette of the Federation through which provisions are amended and added to the General Law for the Prevention and Comprehensive Management of Wastes (the "General Waste Law") and to the Law...

 

HTMLWomen Drivers Take the Lead in the U.S. — Inching Ahead in Canada and U.K. Too
Lauren M. Loew; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
As women influence an estimated 80% — or more — of auto purchases, the auto industry has long targeted female buyers. Now, the industry is facing a majority of women drivers, not just buyers. According to Frost & Sullivan and the University of Michigan Transportation Research...

 

HTMLUPS Launches New LNG Trucking Fleet
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
UPS is introducing 1,000 LNG trucks into its fleet, giving UPS the largest fleet of LNG trucks in the world. The trucks are already being introduced, and the launch is expected to be complete by the end of October. UPS Vice President Jeff Yapp told the Houston Business Journal that the fleet is...

 


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