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Record Gas Prices Impact Local Business

Gas prices are high everywhere, but California is suffering from the highest prices in the United States. When the cost of filling the gas tank forces more and more people to make basic economic choices between driving and...more

Automotive Quarterly - 3rd Quarter 2012

In This Issue: - VOLVO AGREES TO $1.5 MILLION LATE DEFECT REPORTING PENALTY. LARGER PENALTIES ON THE HORIZON. by Richard A. Wilhelm: NHTSA’s safety defect reporting regulations require manufacturers of motor...more

A Special Event Taking Over Your City?

Corporate counsel increasingly have a role to play in helping their corporations plan for the unusual. Some of the issues being faced in London this year are illustrative of those issues others will face when planning around...more

IRS to Extend 7.5 Percent Federal Excise Tax to Cover Business Aircraft Operations -- Tax Significantly Impacts Business Aircraft...

If your aircraft is managed by a third party (or potentially by a related entity), or if your company manages aircraft, the IRS’s recent guidance expanding the applicability of federal excise tax will significantly impact...more

New Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Virginia Local Government Law – November 4, 2011

The Virginia Supreme Court issued new opinions today. Two opinions relate to Virginia local government or laws applied by Virginia local governments. One opinion involves a Virginia local government (Montgomery County)...more

Public Private Partnership Upheld For Construction of Presidio Parkway

In 2009, the California legislature amended Section 143 of the Streets and Highways Code and greatly expanded availability of the public-private partnership ("P3") as a mechanism to finance transportation infrastructure...more

In the Matter of the Application of Craig Taxi to Operate as a Common Carrier for Hire

Decision Granting Start-up Taxi Application Colorado PUC

In this case before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, I represented a start up taxicab company named Craig Taxi seeking a license to operate in Colorado. My client's application to operate a taxi as a start-up company...more

Loss of Use - What is the Correct Compensation?

What compensation is the owner of a fleet vehicle entitled to for the loss of its use? The recent case of Beechwood Birmingham Limited v Hoyer Group UK Limited the Court of Appeal upheld the principles set out in the 1970...more

Is your aircraft lessee sufficiently compensating you for fuel?

Many of our clients entered into lease agreements years ago, when jet fuel prices were a bargain compared to today’s prices. It is increasingly common for jet fuel to cost nearly $8 per gallon across the United States,...more

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