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NYC Gifted Programs Should Rely on 'Math,' Lawyer Says
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
Weekly Brief: Are Scholarships a Bait-and-Switch For Law Students?
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Obama Campaign's Top Lawyer: There Is No Voter Fraud: Video
#NBCfail: Twitter, the Olympics, Guy Adams & Justin Bieber
SCOTUS Stands By Citizens United Decision In Montana Campaign Finance Case
Attorney: Arizona Can't Implement Immigration Law Without Racial Profiling
Supreme Court Decision Could Spur New Immigration Laws
Evolving Free Speech Legislation Threatens the Rights of Property Owners
Free Speech and Shopping Malls: Resources to Help Landlords and Property Owners Stay Compliant
Vague Definitions in CISPA Raise Concerns of SOPA 2.0
5 Things to Consider When You Are Served with a Lawsuit
As part of its continuing implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986, 49 U.S.C. 41705, the United States Department of Transportation ("DOT") recently issued a series of final rules (the "Rules") geared to improve...more
Granting complete summary judgment to BNSF Railway Co., Chief Judge Michael Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota interpreted and provided the railroad industry with guidance pertaining to the...more
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
The requirement for an employee to exhaust administrative remedies may go beyond filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and state employment agencies. Industry-specific exhaustion...more
This is the brief of Owners' Counsel of America supporting the petitioners in Brandt v. United States. That case involves an abandoned rail line in Wyoming, but this case has nationwide implications.
The issue before the...more
Because the trucking industry is a male-dominated industry in which women remain a minority, transportation employers have frequently encountered sex harassment and sex discrimination lawsuits. Although the Equal Employment...more
The transportation and trucking industry - which has traditionally employed mostly white males - has long been hit with discrimination claims based on race, sex, disability and other protected classes. A recent jury award...more
There are rules in place that are meant to protect disabled passengers, but with pressure on their profits, U.S. Airlines typically contract with outside companies for wheelchair services at airports. These contractors often...more
We have been following the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the AODA) and watching for related developments in other provinces. The filing deadline of December 31, 2012, for the Accessibility...more
New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman applauds the decision of New York state officials to reverse their plans to let drivers renew licenses without taking a vision test. Critics, including a number of traffic safety...more
New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman gives his support to a new initiative to prevent traffic fatalities and auto accidents in New York City.
Transportation Alternatives, in partnership with the Drum Major...more
New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman comments on the new taxi chosen by New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission.
After a three year search, the Commission chose a Nissan model that is not wheelchair...more
Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Ass’n, 2011 WL 711884 (9th Cir. 2011)
When Santiago Lopez first applied to be a longshoreman in 1997, his application was rejected because he tested positive for marijuana. The PMA, which...more
The identity card for US transportation workers has been an
expensive disaster in technical and civil liberty terms, and has
brought no discernible security benefits. The hobgoblin of little minds lies in dull and mindless...more
La giurisprudenza della Cassazione e il suo interesse continuo per l'accertamento e la liquidazione dei danni non patrimoniali.
The jurisprudence of Supreme Italian Court and his continuing interest to the investigation and...more
A complex legal case involving a ship engineer seeking refuge
highlights the problems of interpreting maritime and human rights law....more
This article covers what a motorist should do when pulled over by the police. It covers what to expect, what the driver should and should not do, what the driver should and should not say, and what the police can and cannot...more
Complaint filed with the Federal Highway Administration regarding a project to turn a six mile section of US 290 into a toll road...more
Frivolous prisoner lawsuits for the layperson and veteran barristers alike.