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[Event] Driving into the Future - June 20th, Menlo Park, CA

by Hogan Lovells on

The future of mobility is being increasingly shaped by technological innovations and trends. Are you still in the driver's seat when it comes to questions like: Which innovations will further disrupt the automotive...more

InterConnect FLASH! No. 61 - Regardless of Status (Broker/Motor Carrier): Contract & Control Still Matter

by Benesch on

Courts continue to review the circumstances surrounding the degree of control exercised over transportation service providers. This has held true in several different segments of the transportation industry whether it is home...more

The Feds Embrace the Sharing Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

A while back, we posted about corporate travel and the sharing economy, noting the burgeoning acceptance of ride-sharing expenses by corporate America. Despite ongoing criticism and litigation, the sharing economy continues...more

New District of New Jersey Case Shows Importance of Requiring Drivers to Form Corporate Entities in Misclassification Cases

by Genova Burns LLC on

Late last month, District of New Jersey Judge Robert B. Kugler partially granted FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc. (“FedEx”)’s Motion to Dismiss in a trucking misclassification case. The court dismissed several claims but...more

New Administration Ramps up Enforcement Efforts

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Trump administration has vowed to bring jobs back to the states. One of the methods it appears it’ll take advantage of is continued, aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws governing exports and international conduct....more

InterConnect - Winter 2017

by Benesch on

As any mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practitioner knows, one of the keys to a successful transaction is ensuring that all of the moving pieces come together smoothly at the appointed time for closing. Regulatory issues...more

Holiday Help for Hanjin Headaches: A Few Practical Pointers

by Benesch on

As most readers are aware, Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. (“Hanjin”) commenced insolvency proceedings in South Korea on August 31, 2016. Shippers, motor carriers, transportation intermediaries, and others are scrambling to react...more

When the Internal Revenue Code and the FAA Regulations Collide - What Results?

by Sanford Millar on

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) categorizes aircraft owners and operators into different categories. In general, the FAA grants an owner of an aircraft who operates the aircraft for personal use and enjoyment a...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 259-Dani Perez on business in Cuba

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Dani Perez on his experiences on doing business in Cuba. ...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: May 2016 #3

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California Adopts ADA Relief for Small Businesses - Gov. Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 269 into law on May 10, 2016, providing some limited relief to small businesses that are sued for violations of the...more

eMerge Welcomes Guests with Iconic Opening Reception

Sunday night was a buzz at the opening reception for the 3rd annual eMerge conference located at the iconic 1111 Lincoln Road garage. The attendees enjoyed food, drinks and music, but the real discussion centered on the...more

Middle East Privatisation – Saudi Arabia Par Excellence?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Saudi Arabia’s recently announced plans to privatise several key industries in the Kingdom has once again brought the Kingdom’s privatisation agenda back into the spotlight. The announcements form part of the countries...more

What Does Uber Mean for Telecom Carriers?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The business model employed by ride-hailing company Uber Technologies, Inc., has certainly been disruptive in the transportation business. Now, a decision involving Uber may have implications for telecommunications carriers...more

[Webinar] Meritas Capability - Avoiding Common Mistakes Companies Make When Operating Business Aircraft, May 19, 1:00-2:00 CST

Business aircraft operations are highly regulated by several government agencies. Structuring the ownership and operation of business aircraft in compliance with this regulatory environment is difficult and requires...more

Record Gas Prices Impact Local Business

Gas prices are high everywhere, but California is suffering from the highest prices in the United States. When the cost of filling the gas tank forces more and more people to make basic economic choices between driving and...more

Automotive Quarterly - 3rd Quarter 2012

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - VOLVO AGREES TO $1.5 MILLION LATE DEFECT REPORTING PENALTY. LARGER PENALTIES ON THE HORIZON. by Richard A. Wilhelm: NHTSA’s safety defect reporting regulations require manufacturers of motor...more

IRS to Extend 7.5 Percent Federal Excise Tax to Cover Business Aircraft Operations -- Tax Significantly Impacts Business Aircraft...

by Lane Powell PC on

If your aircraft is managed by a third party (or potentially by a related entity), or if your company manages aircraft, the IRS’s recent guidance expanding the applicability of federal excise tax will significantly impact...more

New Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Virginia Local Government Law – November 4, 2011

by Sands Anderson PC on

The Virginia Supreme Court issued new opinions today. Two opinions relate to Virginia local government or laws applied by Virginia local governments. One opinion involves a Virginia local government (Montgomery County)...more

Public Private Partnership Upheld For Construction of Presidio Parkway

In 2009, the California legislature amended Section 143 of the Streets and Highways Code and greatly expanded availability of the public-private partnership ("P3") as a mechanism to finance transportation infrastructure...more

In the Matter of the Application of Craig Taxi to Operate as a Common Carrier for Hire

Decision Granting Start-up Taxi Application Colorado PUC

by Reed Morris on

In this case before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, I represented a start up taxicab company named Craig Taxi seeking a license to operate in Colorado. My client's application to operate a taxi as a start-up company...more

Loss of Use - What is the Correct Compensation?

by Susan Maloney on

What compensation is the owner of a fleet vehicle entitled to for the loss of its use? The recent case of Beechwood Birmingham Limited v Hoyer Group UK Limited the Court of Appeal upheld the principles set out in the 1970...more

Is your aircraft lessee sufficiently compensating you for fuel?

by Lane Powell PC on

Many of our clients entered into lease agreements years ago, when jet fuel prices were a bargain compared to today’s prices. It is increasingly common for jet fuel to cost nearly $8 per gallon across the United States,...more

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