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In Flight Catalog: Senator Rockefeller Opens Inquiry Into Consumer Data Practices by Airlines

Last week, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to the top ten revenue generating passenger airlines in the United States, opening an inquiry into their practices related to charging additional fees for optional...more

DOT Releases Passenger Protection Rulemaking #3; FAA Considers Commercial Drone Operations; Other Regulatory Issues

It has been a busy month at the Department of Transportation, with the DOT finally releasing its long-anticipated proposed rule on Transparency of Airline Ancillary Fees and Other Consumer Protection Issues, better known as...more

FDA Proposes Regulations on Safe Food Transport

In early February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its seventh and final major rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The proposed rule seeks to prevent the contamination...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - December 12, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - California Intends to Add Trichloroethylene (TCE) To Proposition 65 Reproductive Toxicity Lis: BNA - Dec 12 - California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - May 24, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus -Interior Department offers new rules for 'fracking': Los Angeles Times - May 16 - The U.S. Department of the Interior proposed new rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on...more

HBSS Secures $1.4 Billion Settlement in Toyota SUA Case

Back in 2010, a media firestorm erupted when Toyota owners across the United States reported that their vehicles were accelerating suddenly out of their control. Toyota issued several recalls impacting millions of vehicles,...more

Toyota Agrees to Fund a Settlement of Unintended Acceleration Cases Worth Up to $1.4 Billion

The attorneys representing Toyota (NYSE:TM) owners who claim that their vehicles are prone to sudden, unexplained acceleration today announced that Toyota has agreed to a settlement valued between $1.2 and $1.4 billion, which...more

Hailing New Cab Rules

Chicago taxis may seem annoying but studies of urban areas show that cabs reduce traffic congestion and allow some city dwellers the luxury of not owning an automobile....more

Gene Grabowski on American Airlines' Brand Challenges [Video]

LEVICK Executive Vice President Gene Grabowski discusses the problems currently confronting American Airlines and outlines what the carrier can do to regain passenger confidence. American needs to address issues related to...more

Lawsuit Leads to Hyundai Santa Fe Recall, Attorneys Continue to Investigate Defects

Attorneys with consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman today announced that the firm has reached a settlement with Hyundai (KSE: 005380) that allows some owners to return defective vehicles if the company cannot repair them....more

Act 127 of 2011 - The Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act: paPUC Registration

In December 2011, Governor Corbett signed into law the Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act ("Act 127") that expands the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's ("PUC" or "Commission") authority to enforce federal pipeline...more

ETHICAL RESPONCIBILITIES OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS & FIRST RESPONDERS

With specialized knowledge and training all health care professionals are held to certain legal requirements, this article is dedicated to the first responders and the very important medical-legal concepts such as negligence,...more

New Mexico Ignition Interlock - Informational Flyer

Arrested for DWI in New Mexico? How to get your Ignition Interlock License....more

Piracy Update: Conwartime, Piracy, and Owners' Obligations Revisited

A recent decision of the Commercial Court in London (handed down on 8 November 2011) has clarified the limits of a ship owner's obligation under the Conwartime 1993 clauses to obey his charterer's orders to navigate waters...more

New York Bus Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Bus Accident Near Sloatsberg

New York bus accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the serious bus accidents in New York that can and do occur, including the recent Trailways bus accident. Eight people were injured when a New York City bound...more

AGCM v RYANAIR

Italian Antitrust Authority fines RyanAir for violation of consumer protection laws

Italian Antitrust Authority fines RyanAir for its pricing practices which provide for charging separately customers for credit card fees and flight check in. The decision follows the trend of Antitrust Authority to...more

AGCM v RYANAIR

Italian Antitrust Authority fines RyanAir for violation of consumer protection laws

Italian Antitrust Authority fines RyanAir for its pricing practices which provide for charging separately customers for credit card fees and flight check in. The decision follows the trend of Antitrust Authority to...more

International Trade: US Customs Development - May 2011

In This Issue: US Import Policy; Tariffs and Import Restrictions; Preferential Duty Programs; Country of Origin; Classification; Procedures; Consumer Product Safety; and, Miscellaneous. Excerpt from "US Import...more

Your Bike and Safety During Winter Weather

Safety operating your motorcycle during wintertime is important due to hazardous weather. Much more precautions should be taken during this time due to icy conditions and a lower perception of what is around you. If you...more

AGCM v EXPEDIA

Italian Antitrust Authority fines Expedia for violation of consumer protection laws

Italian Antitrust Authority, with decision of 16th February 2011, has found that Expedia web site price display practices were in violation of consumer protection laws. The decision follows a trend by Italian enforcement...more

Motor Vehicle Safety Act May Be Closer to Implementation

Chicago Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Illinois Personal Injury Attorney The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 was introduced in May 2010 following a series of Toyota recalls caused by an unintended acceleration...more

Voluntary Auto Recalls on the Rise in 2010

2010 was a record year for voluntary automobile recalls. Over 20.3 million cars were recalled last year. The recall statistics were obtained from a recent report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety...more

DOT Regulations As To Passenger Delays And Rights, And Their Ramifications

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE TARMAC DELAY REGULATIONS On April 29, 2010, new federal aviation regulations were enacted which govern the protection of passengers when delays occur in airline travel. These regulations, which are...more

Taking On Toyota

Toyota’s troubles with sudden acceleration have given rise to litigation seeking to hold the carmaker accountable. Pursuing these cases in the courtroom will require a smart strategy and the willingness to face a tough,...more

Child Safety Seat Inspections: Get One Free This Saturday

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for children ages 3 and older, and one contributing factor is that nearly 75% of child car seats aren’t installed or used properly. Please see full article...more

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