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|Florida Bans Texting While Driving|
Adam B. Brandon; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
November 20, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013You may be wondering why an article about the new Florida statute banning texting while driving is being featured on a banking law blog. Admittedly, texting does not have much to do with banking, but the new law should be of interest to anyone who has ever felt the temptation to type a quick text...
|Virginia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of $2.1 Billion P3 Project|
November 13, 2013, previously published on November 12, 2013On October 31, 2013, the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously overruled a lower court’s decision to strike down the Virginia Public Private Transportation Act (“P3”)
|A Synopsis of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Tunnel Tolls Decision|
R. Johan Conrod; Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation;
November 12, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013Here’s a (very) quick synopsis of the 55-page opinion by the VSC approving the tolls:
|Two Recent Decisions Threaten to Erode Protections for Employers Against Negligent Hiring, Training and Retention Claims|
John A. Watt; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
November 8, 2013, previously published on October 30, 2013In McHaffie v. Bunch, 891 S.W.2d 822, 824 (Mo. banc 1995), the Missouri Supreme Court held that once an employer has admitted to respondeat superior liability for an employee driver’s negligence, it is improper to allow a plaintiff to proceed against the employer on any other theory of...
|Another Way the Rails Can Help the Infrastructure Industry...|
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy Ecker P.A.;
November 1, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013The FCC is seeking comments on a proposed Program Comment to govern the review of PTC wayside facilities construction under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (“NHPA”). The ideas under consideration for the potential Program Comment are described in a Section 106...
|Wireless Infrastructure Opportunities in Transit Rail|
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy Ecker P.A.;
November 1, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013Transit rail operators are increasingly interested in wireless infrastructure. Their ridership has come to demand the almost ubiquitous wireless coverage that they are used to in metropolitan areas and along major roadways. For underground transit rail lines, communications facilities have become a...
|Expanded Department of Transportation Buy America Requirements Will Apply to Utility Providers|
Dentons Canada LLP;
October 24, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013Effective January 1, 2014, changes in the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Buy America rules implemented by 'The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act' (MAP-21) will require utility providers to certify that the materials used in utility relocations comply with Buy America, even...
|Wet Lease Agreements under Turkish Regulations|
Ceren Ciftci; HERDEM Attorneys At Law;
October 21, 2013, previously published by HG.orgA wet lease is a leasing arrangement whereby the lessor (one airline or aircraft operator) provides an aircraft, complete crew/only cockpit crew, maintenance, and insurance (hull and third party liability) to the lessee (another airline or aircraft operator), which pays by hours operated. The term...
|Public Hearing 05/2013: Proposed Regulation In Relation To Authorizations to Build, Exploit And Expand Private Use Terminals, Freight Transshipment Stations, Small-Sized Public Port Facilities and Tourism Port Facilities.|
Gustavo Passos Corteletti, Daniel Gunzburger; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
September 26, 2013, previously published on September 25, 2013As from Monday, September 23, 2013, any interested party may provide suggestions on the new wording of the ports related Resolution that will deal with the procedures for granting authorizations to build, exploit and expand Private Use Terminals, Freight Transshipment Stations, Small-sized Public...
|Court of Appeals Leaves Nearly All Hours-of-Service Regulations Intact|
Ian Lambeets; Sands Anderson PC;
September 2, 2013, previously published on August 29, 2013In the words of Alabama, “Roll on eighteen-wheeler, roll on” but be certain to heed the newly upheld hours-of-service regulations. The Court of Appeals’ recent decision in American Trucking Association Inc. v. FMCSA “brings to an end much of the permanent warfare...