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FRANCHISOR 101: Not Your Neighborhood Tesla Dealer

by Lewitt Hackman on

Among the many differences between Tesla and traditional automakers, Tesla does not sell or service its electric cars through franchised dealers; it sells direct to consumers. Recent legal challenges to Tesla's...more

Accessible Icon Update: New Federal Guidance Deepens Quandary for Businesses Facing Contradictory State Requirements

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

As we previously reported, New York State and more recently, Connecticut, passed legislation requiring the use of the “Accessible Icon” in lieu of the traditional International Symbol of Access (“ISA”) in new construction and...more

Accessible Icon Update: New Federal Guidance Deepens Quandary for Businesses Facing Contradictory State Requirements

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

As we previously reported, New York State and more recently, Connecticut, passed legislation requiring the use of the “Accessible Icon” in lieu of the traditional International Symbol of Access (“ISA”) in new construction and...more

Aviation Happenings - Winter 2016-2017 Part 2

Part 2 of the winter edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Supreme Court Affirms Presumption Against Preemption...more

Aviation Happenings - Winter 2016-2017

Part 1 of 2 of the winter edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Court Dismisses State Law Negligence Claim Against...more

Labor and Employment Group News: Independent Contractor or “Employee, Inc.”?

by Murtha Cullina on

It is usually the case that when you contract for services with another company you have engaged it as an "independent contractor." And, as a result, its employees cannot claim that you owe them overtime pay....more

InterConnect - Fall 2016

by Benesch on

In May 2016, the Department of Labor released its long-awaited Final Rule on changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Final Rule—which will take effect in three months—will impact transportation employers...more

New Federal Drone Regulations Leave Unanswered Questions

by Carlton Fields on

The Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 (“FAA Reauthorization”) was signed into law July 15. The FAA Reauthorization contained at least five sections directed specifically at unmanned...more

First Circuit Affirms FAAAA Preemption of Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law

On May 11, 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued the latest of several decisions supporting and furthering federal preemption of the Massachusetts independent contractor statute for businesses that qualify as motor...more

The InterConnect Flash! No. 53 - February 2016

by Benesch on

2 Steps Back — First Circuit Could Have Done More for the Independent Contractor Business Model - Approximately one year ago in FLASH No. 46, we wrote about Massachusetts District Court Judge Robert G. Stearns’ industry...more

Generators of Regulated Medical Waste in New Jersey Must Meet Federal Standards After Preemptions

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Generators of regulated medical waste (RMW) in New Jersey may need to revise their handling, marking and storage practices and procedures to meet federal hazardous materials requirements (49 CFR parts 171-180) (the federal...more

Eastern District of Pa. Again Recognizes Montreal Convention Exclusively Governs Claims

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: Until there is appellate resolution of the preemptive effect of the Montreal Convention, airlines sued in state court over damages allegedly arising during the course of international transportation should...more

Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of EU 261 Claims - Direct Claims Under EU 261 Are Only Actionable in EU Member States

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, Inc. follows numerous District Court opinions holding that EU 261 does not provide a right of action enforceable outside the EU...more

What is Your Texas Legislature Doing for You Today?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

The Texas legislature has been busy on energy. House Bill 40, similar to House Bills 539 and 540, steamrolled through the House of Representatives last week by a vote of 122 to 18. Reminds us of A L pitchers not...more

Treaty Preempts Discrimination and Contract Claims From Seat Assignment Dispute - Although the Complaint Did Not Plead a Montreal...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted an airline's pre-answer motion to dismiss a passenger's discrimination and breach of contract claims arising from the airline's alleged failure to assign the...more

Drone on Drones: FAA Issues Commercial Drone Permits to Additional Companies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In the face of increasing public and congressional pressure to speed up access to domestic skies for commercial drone use, the FAA granted four companies permission to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site...more

Aviation Flyer - Summer 2014

by Jackson Walker on

In This Issue: - Forum Non Conveniens - A Defendant’s Initial Impulse Could Be The Riskiest - Providing Information To Expert Witnesses: A Quick Guide To The Proper Procedures And Potential Pitfalls -...more

Transportrecht CMR - Einige Besonderheiten im Hinblick auf die Anwendung des CMR-Rechts durch die Belgischen Gerichte

I. Anwendbarkeit CMR auf nationale Gütertransporte II. Eingeschränkte Haftungsdurchbrechung III. Gesamtschuldnerische Verurteilung von Frachtführer und Unterfrachtführer IV. Be- und Entladungsverpflichtung V. Anwendung...more

Airline Management Letter - March 1, 2009

by FordHarrison on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Ninth Circuit Holds that RLA Does not Pre-empt Employees' State Law Claims *NMB Finds Delta and Northwest Operate as Single Transportation System *House Passes Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections...more

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