Barbara Darkes

Barbara Darkes

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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Dangerous Curves: How Transit Companies Can Navigate Fed Safety Audits

Let trucking and bus companies, and shippers of hazardous materials, beware: Federal safety audits can be hazardous to your company’s overall and financial health....more

4/4/2016 - Audits Drivers FMSCA Public Transit Safety Inspections Trucking Industry

Old is New: History Repeats Itself

You may recall that in late 2011, we published the article, “Five Persistent Trends Affecting Automobile Dealers.” While the specifics may have changed, many of the trends continue to persist and affect dealers. This is a...more

3/24/2016 - Audits Auto Manufacturers Automobile Recall Automotive Industry Automotive Loans Car Dealerships Warranties

Auto Notes, Fall 2013: Dealer Markup Practices - In a New Era of Federal Enforcement

In March 2013, the U.S. Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it would closely scrutinize dealer reserve (“markup”) practices. The federal concern is that dealer markups may result in an illegal disparate...more

10/8/2013 - Automotive Industry Car Dealerships CFPB Discrimination Disparate Impact ECOA Fair Lending

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Alert: September 2013

In This Issue: Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court Concludes Lifetime CDL Disqualification Was Proper and NLRB's New Ruling Could Spell Trouble in Harassment Investigations Excerpt from Pennsylvania’s Appellate...more

9/10/2013 - Commercial Driving Licenses Compliance Disqualification DUI Employer Liability Issues Harassment NLRB

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Alert - September 2013: Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court Concludes Lifetime CDL...

In 2005, in order to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act and ensure Pennsylvania’s continued receipt of federal highway funds, the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code was amended to provide that certain...more

9/6/2013 - Department of Transportation (DOT) Driver's Licenses DUI Trucking Industry

Ahhh…Spring

With Spring comes the emergence of many things, including reopening of decks, porches, sidewalk cafés, patios and other outdoor seating options. It’s a lovely idea to have music or other entertainment in these areas, whether...more

5/10/2013 - Exemptions Licenses Municipalities Noise Complaints Noise Control Ordinances

Liquor Law Update -- May 2013

In This Issue: Employee Tip Pools: Dive In With Caution; Ahhh…Spring; and The Ska/Duclaw Trademark Dispute Over Euphoria, Trademark Lessons for the Craft Brewer Excerpt from Employee Tip Pools: Dive In With...more

5/8/2013 - Breweries DOL FLSA Tip-Pooling Tips Trademarks Wages

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