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The Stealthy Traffic Camera and the Class Action That Wasn’t

by Benesch on

Mobile speed units. Those mindless menaces squinting at everything that rolls down the road. Most drivers approach them with caution, but others, either oblivious to their presence or bent on one-upping the machine, speed...more

Tenth Circuit Orders Truck Driver Who Abandoned Trailer on Interstate Highway to be Reinstated with Backpay

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Tenth Circuit held that a trucking company unlawfully retaliated against a truck driver after he abandoned a trailer on a public highway, finding that his actions constituted a protected refusal to...more

Aerial trespass, privacy violations, and the drone slayer

John David Boggs’s drone was shot down out of the sky last summer when he flew it over another individual’s home. Bogg’s claims that he was flying his drone over Class G airspace –federal protected airspace. Bogg’s claims...more

National Companies Considering Commercial Drones Must Consider State Privacy Laws

by Carlton Fields on

On Feb. 15, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a regulatory framework applicable to small commercial drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, meaning those weighing less than 55 pounds. The comment period on this...more

CPUC Judge Finds Uber in Contempt, Threatens Suspension of Service

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Uber may have to suspend service in California and pay a $7.3 million fine as a penalty for withholding information from state regulators, according to a ruling this week by a CPUC administrative law judge. The decision found...more

DOT Revises Its “Mistaken Fares” Enforcement Policy

by Cozen O'Connor on

DOT’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings issued a notice temporarily amending its enforcement policy regarding airlines’ obligation to honor “mistaken fares.” Until now, DOT’s Enforcement Office has generally...more

Uber and Lyft Face Class Action Suit in Memphis for Ride Sharing Services

by Butler Snow LLP on

The City of Memphis is the site of the latest legal challenge to the peer-to-peer ride sharing services offered by Uber and Lyft. On March 4th, a federal class action lawsuit was filed against Uber and Lyft on behalf of all...more

Another Hefty OSHA Whistleblower Award + Reinstatement

On September 26, 2014, OSHA issued a preliminary order that an Illinois employer, Stericycle Inc. (the Company), reinstate and pay $262,000 to a supervisor who was discharged after allegedly reporting safety concerns to...more

Interesting Valuation Dispute in Caltrans Eminent Domain Battle

by Nossaman LLP on

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the owner of Silveira Ranch are involved in an interesting valuation dispute stemming from Caltrans' acquisition of part of the ranchland needed for Highway 101...more

Eminent Domain to Be Used for I-80 and I-680 Interchange

by Nossaman LLP on

California continues to move forward with more infrastructure improvement projects. According to an article in the Daily Republic, Agency starts eminent domain proceedings for I-80/680 project, the Solano Transportation...more

Court Rejects Attempt to Expand RCRA to Diesel Exhaust

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On May 29, 2012, the Central District of California dismissed a lawsuit filed by a number of environmental groups seeking to apply the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) to any gaseous emissions that have the...more

Electronic Privacy Information Center v. Department of Homeland Security, et al.,

Petitionersâ?? Motion To Enforce The Courtâ??s Mandate

EPIC Urges Court to End DHS Delay in Seeking Public Input on Airport Body Scanners EPIC filed papers in federal court today seeking to enforce an order that requires the Department of Homeland Security to detail the...more

High court: WSDOT must pay for Foss cleanup

If there were any doubts about the potent weapon for recovery of environmental costs that the Model Toxics Control Act has become, those questions should be dispelled by a July 19 decision from Division Two of the Washington...more

Washington Supreme Court Holds That Drive Time to First Jobsite From Home & From Last Jobsite to Home in Company-Issued...

by Lane Powell PC on

Breaking Developments In Labor and Employment Law In Stevens v. Brink’s Home Security, Inc., a class of installation and service technicians (“Technicians”) filed suit against their employer, Brink’s, alleging that the...more

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