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New California Law Sets the Stage for Insurance Regulation of Uber, Lyft

The emergence and success of ridesharing companies has sparked questions and debates over the gaps in insurance coverage created when private drivers offer commercial driving services. Ridesharing companies – such as Lyft,...more

Dealing With Shipping Companies: A Consistent Challenge for Manufacturers/Distributors

One of the most important things for a manufacturer/distributor is ensuring that its products are shipped in a reliable fashion so they arrive on time and in good condition. Similarly, manufacturers rely heavily on shipping...more

English Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal Of Judgment Declaring No Liability Under A Cargo Liability Reinsurance Policy

A judgment found that certain Lloyd’s reinsurers were not liable to cover the destruction of cargo on board a vessel that capsized in the Philippines during a Typhoon. The trial court relied on a typhoon warranty clause...more

"The Emergence of Uber, Lyft and Sidecar in North Carolina: An Overview of Key Legal Distinctions Between Digital Dispatch...

By now, most people have at least heard of Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other modern taxicab alternatives, even if they have not experienced for themselves the innovative services that enable customers to virtually “hail a ride”...more

CPUC Wants To Revisit Rideshare Insurance Regulations, — to the Chagrin of Lyft and Uber

The California Public Utilities Commission is looking to reconsider the regulations it set in 2013 on the issue of insurance coverage for rideshare companies that connect drivers and passengers via their mobile devices. The...more

Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter: Claims Settlement: English Commercial Court Considers Lead Underwriter's Duties To Following...

In San Evans Maritime Inc and others v Aigaion Insurance Co SA1, the English Commercial Court considered whether the following underwriter was obliged to follow the settlement of the lead underwriter on one policy, in...more

Florida Business Litigation Update: The Carmack Amendment Preempts Virtually Everything

The Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act established a uniform national policy for interstate carriers’ liability for property loss. 49 U.S.C. § 14706. Under Carmack, while a carrier is generally liable for the...more

Placing Your Aircraft with an Aircraft Charter-Management Company

The management, operation and maintenance of a business aircraft is a complex and expensive undertaking. Although some aircraft owners may be able to hire experienced pilots and mechanics, a good charter-manager brings...more

Is That Covered? Tanker Fire

On May 9, 2013, a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of diesel fuel, overturned and caught on fire on a ramp near Interstate 81 and route 322 in Harrisburg....more

Staying Afloat Through the Flood: Contingent Business Interruption Insurance May Pay for Losses Caused by Supply-Chain Disruptions

Originally published in The Corporate Counselor - July 20, 2011. The Mississippi River floods in Spring 2011 proved to be among the largest and most damaging along the U.S. waterway in the past century, rivaling the...more

Sanctions Update Part 2

This is a two part sanctions update. In Part One we look at a Court of Appeal judgment delivered last week which has implications not only for the insurance market, but also for any industry which trades or transacts with a...more

Weekly Law Resume - May 5, 2011: Interstate Transport - Carmack Amendment In Absence Of Declared Value, Carrier Liability for Lost...

Pacific Indemnity Company v. Pickens Kane Moving & Storage Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (April 20, 2011) The Carmack Amendment, 49 U.S.C. § 14706, regulates the liability of shippers and carriers for household goods...more

What Does That Sign Say? No Coverage for Defective Street Signs

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas In Admiral Ins. Co. v. H&W Indus. Services, Inc., 2011 WL 318277 (W.D. Tex. February 1, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas held that a...more

Court of Appeal clarifies issues relating to Marine Insurance, Piracy, and the treatment of Ransom Payments as a matter of English...

Masefield AG v Amlin Corporate Member Ltd [2011] EWCA 24 The Facts The vessel "BUNGA MELATI DUA" was captured in the Gulf of Aden by Somali pirates, while carrying cargo belonging to the Claimant. Negotiations for the...more

RS Shipping Bulletin - January 13, 2011

Covered In This Issue 1 ARBITRATION . . .3 1 . 1 HIGH COURT CONSIDERS THE STANDARD OF PROOF REQUIRED IN AN APPLICATION TO APPOINT AN ARBITRATOR UNDER SECTION 18 ARBITRATION ACT 1996 . . .3 1 . 2 BY ENDORSING A COA AS...more

INCOTERMS 2010 – What you need to know (Part 3)!

This third and final part of the INCOTERMS series of Client Alerts looks at the new "D-Terms" - DAP and DAT - created by INCOTERMS 2010. DAF, DES and DDU replaced by DAP: Delivered at Place DAP replaces what were...more

RS Shipping Bulletin - October 2010

In This Issue: 1 COSTS...2 1.1 COURT CONFIRMS ITS JURISDICTION TO HEAR APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER THAT THERE BE NO ORDER AS TO COSTS FOLLOWING DISCONTINUATION OF ACTION ...2 2 DAMAGES ...4 2.1 HIGH COURT...more

INCOTERMS 2010 – What you need to know (Part 2)

Our previous client alert, "INCOTERMS 2010 - What you need to know (part 1)" gave a brief overview of the main changes to INCOTERMS 2010, which comes into effect on 1 January 2011. We mentioned in that alert that, in addition...more

Insuring Your Business- Fall 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: How Much Liability Insurance is Right for Your Truck Fleet?- Premium Savings Now, Can Cost You Later. Please see full newsletter below for more information....more

How Much Liabitlity Insurance Is Right For Your Trucking Fleet?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require that commercial trucks carry a liability insurance policy of a certain minimum amount, in most cases $1 million. But, is this minimum coverage right for your trucking...more

Motor Carrier Legal Blog

no-toxic topics of interest to motor carriers and truckers everywhere - large and small fleets...more

Calificación jurídica de los contratos atípicos por la Corte Suprema de Chile

Comentario sentencia dictada por la Corte Suprema que versa sobre la naturaleza jurídica del vínculo que unió a un importador de determinadas mercancías, quien actuó subrogado por su...more

Insurers Seek to Recover Payments in Toyota Crash Claims

Insurance companies are gearing up to recoup from Toyota money they paid for claims in crashes involving sudden acceleration, the subject of major safety recalls by the Japanese automaker. It could also mean money back for...more

Handle with Care: Protecting Your Belongings in a Move

No one would deny that moving is a very stressful time in life. Pulling up roots and trying to set up again in a new place is never easy. So imagine how much worse it can be if your movers are responsible for substantial...more

The 'Q & A' on Freight Forwarders: Who are They? What Do They Do? When are they Liable?

Abstract: When goods are damaged during transport, the seemingly obvious targets in a subrogated action are usually the "carriers", being the parties who were contracted to handle and transport the goods. There is,...more

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