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Court Schedules Arguments on FMCSA's New Hours of Service Rule on March 15, 2013
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Gene Grabowski on American Airlines' Brand Challenges
Doing Business In Canada
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Madlyn Primoff - Industries Facing Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy: A Cyclical Business
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
On May 9, 2013, a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of diesel fuel, overturned and caught on fire on a ramp near Interstate 81 and route 322 in Harrisburg....more
As the new year brings in a new term for the Obama Administration, the pace of Iran sanctions shows no sign of slowing. As we reported in October and November, Washington’s commitment to denying Iran the ability to advance...more
Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction -
On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more
The $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package is currently being debated in the House. Monday night, the Rules Committee approved 13 amendments for floor consideration. After neglecting to schedule a vote on an aid...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled that Lozman’s houseboat was a "floating home" and has ruled that his floating home is not a vessel.
After a dramatic November general election, the Minnesota Legislature convened the 2013 session this week with the DFL party firmly in control of state government for the first time in 22 years....more
The 112th Congress adjourned before voting on any Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Although the Senate passed a $60.4 billion relief bill, the House did not hold a vote on it nor the Republican-backed alternative $27 billion...more
Third Party Logistic companies are brokers who match shippers with carriers. Today, 3PLs are no longer insulated from liability. They have become a target susceptible to large veridicts for damages. With increases exposure it...more
Understanding the shakey corporate structure can help insurers avoid unwanted or unintended risk exposure....more
I argued this case for SMART in the Supreme Court on March 7th, 2012 on my application for leave to appeal. Rather than grant, the Court issued an opinion in favor of SMART, reversing the Court of Appeals decision, which I...more
Finds “Business Use” Exception to the Policy Applies to Bar Coverage for Accident While Under Dispatch
In this article, Daniel E. Cummins of the Scranton, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Northeastern Pennsylvania insurance defense firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins analyzes recent decisions from Pennsylvania courts strictly...more
Many small to medium-sized business purchase commercial general liability insurance or some other type of business insurance to protect the business against claims or lawsuits. In exchange for premium payments by the...more
The laws surrounding pedestrian right of way can be complicated. You need to know 1) when to cross as a pedestrian and 2) when to yield as a motor vehicle driver. Violating any of these laws can cost you big - in both...more
Many of us fondly recall the Jetsons cartoon from our childhoods. It was a show that still seems incredibly futuristic, and yet many of the inventions envisioned in the Jetsons aren’t yet a part of our reality. But one...more
When the Costa Concordia ran aground on a reef off Giglio Island near the Tuscan coast of Italy last month, owners and insurers of vessels certainly paid attention. How could they not? The incident was the...more
Arrested for DWI in New Mexico? How to get your Ignition Interlock License....more
Review of case law during calendar year 2012 from federal and state courts in all 50 states....more
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
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
Insurance coverage and the MCS-90 Endorsement creates unique challenges for managing litigation in transportation cases....more
New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman applauds the decision of New York state officials to reverse their plans to let drivers renew licenses without taking a vision test. Critics, including a number of traffic safety...more
In the United States of America, the public highways and roads can be used for ordinary (private) and extraordinary (special) purposes with a motor vehicle.
One who is using the public highways and roads with a...more
The Ontario Court of Appeal has just released a decision overturning the trial judge’s findings of liability in a single car motor vehicle accident.
In Morsi v. Fermar Paving, Mark Morsi died in a single vehicle...more
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