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April 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

April was a red-hot month for independent contractor misclassification cases. We report below on 11 cases in the courts and two before administrative agencies involving...more

Uber-Complicated: Insurance Gaps for Rideshare Vehicles Can Create Uncertainty for Passengers and Drivers

by Gilbert LLP on

Many of us have come to enjoy the convenience of summoning a ride via our Smartphones with a rideshare service company such as Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar. However, significant issues exist over whether rideshare vehicles have...more

Transportation Newsletter - January 2016

by Wilson Elser on

Illinois Appellate Court: A Contingent Automobile Liability Policy Is Not an Excess Policy - The Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District, was recently confronted with the interpretation of a Contingent...more

Virginia Supreme Court Expands Scope of UM/UIM Coverage

by Sands Anderson PC on

In an opinion issued on September 17, 2015, Est. of Slone v. Selective Ins. Co. of America, et al., the Virginia Supreme Court effectively expanded the scope of UM/UIM coverage in Virginia. Slone was filed as a declaratory...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Two months into the fiscal year and the government is still operating under a continuing resolution (CR). With the CR set to expire at 11:59 pm on Monday, August 31, House and Senate leadership agreed this week to extend the...more

InterConnect - Summer 2015

by Benesch on

Shippers who are used to doing business with motor carriers often present freight brokers with a shipper-carrier agreement (often described as a “Motor Carrier Agreement”) of one kind or another to serve as the basis of a...more

California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

September 30, 2014, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2014 regular legislative session. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills...more

Bill Introduced to Congress Which Establishes National Hiring Standards for Motor Carriers

by Cozen O'Connor on

The recent introduction of H.R. 4727 in the House of Representatives marks the first step toward insulating freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) from claims by plaintiffs who seek an alternate source for...more

Connecticut General Assembly Passes Law Exempting Certain Truck Drivers from Unemployment Insurance Coverage

by Wilson Elser on

On June 1, 2013, the Conncticut General Assembly passed legislation that exempts certain commercial truck drivers from Connecticut’s unemployment law. It amends Connecticut General Statutes § 31-222(a)(5), relating to...more

Your Employee is Driving Drunk in a Company Vehicle and Causes an Accident...Will the Employer be Subject to Punitive Damages?

by Tammy Ensslin on

Hopefully, it will never happen to you. But, what if the call comes in that an employee driver has been involved in an accident, in a company vehicle, and he/she is intoxicated.  In Kentucky, and many other states, drunk...more

Law Passed Banning Held Held Cell Phone Use by Commercial Drivers

by Tammy Ensslin on

Just recently, a final ruling was made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding cell phone use by commercial truckers. Those who operate commercial trucks and buses will no longer be permitted to...more

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