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New Hours-of-Service Regulations Effective Today, July 1, 2013

Legal Alert: The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that new federal regulations designed to reduce truck driver fatigue took full effect today, July 1, 2013. ...more

DOT Issues Compliance Notice Regarding Marijuana

Today, Jim Swart, the Director of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Office of the Department of Transportation issued a "Compliance Notice" relating to the recent initiative passed by some states to permit...more

6 Reasons to Hire Personal Counsel

Many small to medium-sized business purchase commercial general liability insurance or some other type of business insurance to protect the business against claims or lawsuits. In exchange for premium payments by the...more

Six Reasons to Hire Personal Counsel

Many small to medium-sized business purchase commercial general liability insurance or some other type of business insurance to protect the business against claims or lawsuits. In exchange for premium payments by the...more

Who Must Comply With the New Cell Phone Ban?

Legal Alert: I am still receiving a significant amount of inquiries from trucking clients asking for clarification on the new cell phone ban for operators of commercial motor vehicles (“CMV’s). This newsletter...more

The Carmack Amendment: Implications for Liability for Claims Against Interstate Carriers

The 1906 Carmack Amendment was originally enacted to govern bills of lading in the rail transportation industry. The Amendment has been altered and recodified over the last century. In its current form, the Amendment...more

Tropp v. Conair Corporation, et al.

Plaintiffs’ Memorandum of Law in Opposition to the Motion by Certain Defendants For Summary Judgment Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1498 ...

This is an action for patent infringement by David Tropp, inventor of an innovative system for making airline luggage inspection secure while accommodating the needs of the traveler, in which dual access locks that can be...more

Wrongful Death Cases and Claims - A California Wrongful Death Attorney Discusses When It’s Right To Make A Claim

Wrongful death attorneys in California know that before a family member can be ready to begin the process of making a claim for the loss of a loved one, a family member needs time to grieve. Wrongful death lawyers need to...more

Continental Insurance Co. v. IMPAC Logistics et al.

Motion for Summary Adjudication

Defendant, a security company that provided services to a warehouse storing cargo, was sued after cargo was stolen. The security company filed a motion for summary adjudication arguing that the plaintiff's damages, if any,...more

Turner Bros. Trucking, LLC v. Baker, et al

Interlocutory Order Granting Summary Judgment

Interlocutory Order Granting Summary Judgment in breach of transportation brokerage contract, suit for fraud, breach of common law duty to pay for delivered freight by de facto consignor and de facto consignee, and other...more

D.I. Food & Beverage of Las Vegas, LLC, et. al. advs. Deja Vu Showgirls of Las Vegas, LLC, et. al.

Motion to Dismiss

Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Third Amended Complaint premised upon inviability of causes of action and prior dismissals in prior cases....more

Turner Bros. Trucking, LLC v. Baker, et al

Plaintiff's Motion For Summary Judgment

Motion For Summary Judgment that addresses breach of transportation contract, breach of transportation broker's fiduciary duties, fraud, violations of Texas Theft Liability Act, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, common law...more

Michigan v. Initial Transport and Employers Mutual Casualty Company

Supplemental Brief in Michigan Supreme Court for Insurance Company and Trucking Company

Michigan Department of Transportation v. Employers Mutual Casualty Co. et al. , 480 Mich. 862; 748 N.W.2d 239 (2008) - After a catastrophic accident involving a motor carrier hauling gasoline caused significant property...more

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