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EPA Asks STB to Resolve Preemption Question

The Administrator of Region IX of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for a declaratory order to address whether locomotive idling rules issued by the South Coast...more

Legal Alert: In Surprising Decision Court Finds That The California Trucking Industry Does Not Have To Comply With California's...

A federal judge in the Southern District of California handed down a significant legal victory to the trucking industry by ruling that California's meal and rest break laws are preempted by federal law. See Dilts v. Penske...more

Fasten Your Seatbelt: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Federal Seatbelt Regulation Does Not Preempt State Law Tort Suit

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court held in Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., 562 U.S. __ (2011), that federal regulations do not preempt a claim for design defect based on the failure to provide lap-and-shoulder belts...more

EC AIR TRANSPORT REGULATION AND THE CHICAGO CONVENTION

The primary purpose with this dissertation is to examine whether certain aspects of EC air transport regulation violate the traditional legal system under the Chicago Convention. An additional purpose is to consider some...more

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