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Setting the Table - The FDA’s Proposed Food Safety Rule: What Warehouse Leaders Need to Know

Although the FDA has characterized the risk of food contamination during transportation as “low,” a proposed FDA regulation, entitled “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food” will impose new restrictions which all...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Texas Auto Insurers Face Investigation Over Huge Number of Consumer Complaints

Finally, someone seems to have noticed the notoriously bad behavior of two of the worst auto insurance companies in Texas. The Dallas Morning News ran a lengthy story this week detailing the volume and variety of complaints...more

Watered Down Vehicle Safety Bills Reflect Influence of Automakers

New auto safety bills have been introduced in the House and Senate. These bills are basically good for consumers, but they are considerably weaker than previous versions. This is due to negotiations with the auto...more

House Committee Approves Auto Safety Bill

This week, pushed on by the recent Toyota recalls and runaway acceleration issues, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a new auto safety bill that would impose stricter standards on car makers. The bill now goes...more

NHTSA Seeking Record Fine for Sticky Toyota Gas Pedals

Here’s a roundup of stories relating to the news that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is trying to fine Toyota a maximum $16.4 million for failing to report accelerator problems in a timely manner. This is...more

Government Proposes Tougher Side Air Bag Requirements

The Associated Press recently reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed more stringent requirements for vehicle side air bags. New cars and trucks would be required to have larger and...more

NATIONAL SURVEY OF SPEEDING AND OTHER UNSAFE DRIVING ACTIONS

Las Vegas, Nevada Injury, Traffic Ticket Lawyer: research finding Traffic & Speeding Ticket Information NATIONAL SURVEY OF SPEEDING AND OTHER UNSAFE DRIVING ACTIONS VOLUME II: DRIVER ATTITUDES & BEHAVIOR Chapters 1...more

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