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HTMLWhistleblower Law Protects Truck Drivers Who Report Safety Violations
David M. Buffo, Hannah Hemry; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014
The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (“STAA”) is a federal law that prohibits employers from discharging or discriminating against truck drivers for reporting safety violations. 29 U.S.C. § 31105. The STAA also protects an employee from termination for refusing to operate a...

 

HTMLNew York State Passes Worker Misclassification Law for Commercial Transportation Industry
Eric Su; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014
On January 10, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act (the Act), which becomes effective on March 11, 2014. As with the Construction Industry Fair Play Act enacted in 2010 and the more recent partnership between...

 

Adobe PDFPennsylvania Joining Other States in Rebuilding Infrastructure
Frank M. Rapoport, Michael S. Zicherman; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 2014
With a newly enacted public-private partnership law in place, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has invited interested teams to submit their statements of qualifications (SOQs) to design, build, finance and maintain a portfolio of replacement bridges across the Commonwealth....

 

HTMLThe Seven Deadly C’s...Most Frequent Causes of Air Rage (Other Than Mental or Physical Illness and Prescription Medication Problems)
Mary F. Schiavo; Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 29, 2014
As a frequent flier it is no surprise to me that the International Air Transport Association reported that the number of incidents involving unruly passengers has increased 12-fold in the past four years. However, the statistics do not tell the full story. Not everyone who boards a plane loses...

 

HTMLMaryland Shortlists Teams on Purple Line P3 Rail Project
Jason C. Tomasulo; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014
The Maryland Department of Transportation/Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT/MTA) recently announced that four of the six teams that submitted qualification statements will be permitted to submit proposals to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Purple Line light rail public private...

 

HTMLDisadvantaged Business Enterprise and the Maryland Department of Transportation
James R. Benjamin; Pessin Katz Law, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 16, 2014
What factors does the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) consider when determining ownership of a corporation for purposes of eligibility for certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE)?

 

HTMLIn Order for an Expert’s Testimony on Permanency to Be Impeached, or Otherwise Rebutted, the Jury’s Ability to Reject the Testimony Must Be Based on Some Reasonable Basis in the Evidence
Rocco J. Carbone; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on January 2, 2014
The defendants in this automobile negligence case appealed an order granting the plaintiff a new trial on the issue of damages after the trial court directed a verdict on the issue of permanency regarding one of the claimed injuries. The directed verdict was entered on a renewed motion for directed...

 

HTMLExclusion of Expert’s Video Simulation, Because Its Probative Value Was Substantially Outweighed By The Possibility Of Unfair Prejudice, Is Not An Abuse Of Discretion Because The Simulation Could Have Caused Jury To Improperly Defer To Expert’s Opinion
Rocco J. Carbone; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on January 2, 2014
In this automobile accident case, the Fourth District Court held that a trial court’s exclusion of a video simulation—because its probative value was substantially outweighed by the possibility of unfair prejudice—was not an abuse of discretion as it could have caused the jury to...

 

HTMLSmooth Sailing While on Michigan Highways
Dirk H. Beckwith; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
All drivers on public roads must obey the traffic laws. When you’re driving a commercial motor vehicle loaded with farm products for use on your farm, there are additional traffic laws that you will need to obey to keep things running smoothly.

 

HTMLLogistics Contract In Commercial and Transport Law - Logistics Law
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 20, 2013
The logistics contract is a so-called mixed-type agreement found in commercial and transport law.

 


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