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Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Captain Phillips' Crew Lawsuit Has No Merit
Ten Points to Rationalize and Restart the United States Maritime Industry
PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions
Maritime Reflections: Panama
Maritime Reflections: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Federal Court Upholds Majority of Hours-of-Service Rule
New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
Court Schedules Arguments on FMCSA's New Hours of Service Rule on March 15, 2013
Doing Business In Canada
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
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
In a recent opinion, the Fourth District Court of Appeal appears to have expanded the Slavin doctrine in the context of design professional liability. In McIntosh v. Progressive Design and Engineering, Inc. (Jan. 7, 2015),...more
Due to a truck’s large size, trucking accidents are usually some of the most devastating roadway collisions that can occur. Unfortunately, many car accident attorneys have seen the number of trucking accidents increase in...more
A recent report from the Illinois Department of Transportation indicated that in 2013, 10 percent of all fatal crashes involved tractor trailers. While the factors playing a role in these crashes vary, many Chicago truck...more
Under the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 ("the Act"), no motor carrier shall operate a motor vehicle unless the carrier has obtained minimum levels of financial responsibility through insurance or other forms for bodily injury or...more
DLA Piper comments on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court to deny permission to appeal in the cases of Huzar v Jet2.com Limited and Dawson v Thomson Airways Limited in the latest issue of Travel Law...more
In Delhi, in response to the report of an alleged rape by one of its drivers, Uber announced that it is taking additional steps to screen drivers. Uber has hired a “local team of specially-trained safety experts” to help...more
Recently, the Takata Corporation (“Takata”) recalled countless vehicles due to safety concerns regarding airbags they manufacture.
Similarly, Nissan recently increased the number of vehicles requiring recall in the...more
While self-driving cars have the potential to significantly reduce auto accidents and injuries, autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles do not fit neatly into the current motor vehicle and insurance regulatory regimes....more
In a much anticipated ruling, the Fifth Circuit en banc has reversed the original panel ruling in Estis v. McBride Well Service, L.L.C., 731 F.3d 505 (5th Cir. 2013), which sent shockwaves through the maritime bar and...more
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In This Issue:
- Forum Non Conveniens - A Defendant’s Initial Impulse Could Be The Riskiest
- Providing Information To Expert Witnesses: A Quick Guide To The Proper Procedures And Potential Pitfalls
Lessons on the interplay between the EC Regulation 261/2004 and the Montreal Convention 1999 relearnt -
Court of Appeal confirms limitation under EC Regulation 261/2004 to be determined in accordance with domestic law...more
United States courts facing forum non conveniens (FNC) motions, at least with respect to lawsuits arising out of air crashes that occur outside of the United States, seem to fall into two distinct camps: Cook County,...more
Court of Appeal hands down judgment on the meaning of "extraordinary circumstances" in the case of cancellation or delay arising out of technical faults pursuant to EC Regulation 261/2004 -
It is somewhat regrettable...more
- In deciding treaty status, courts place "controlling importance" on the governmental conduct of the countries at issue.
- Guyana's post-independence accession to other treaties – but its failure to formally accede to the...more
- An aircraft manufacturer's ability to remove a case to federal court based on admiralty jurisdiction involved consideration of whether "injury became inevitable" while the aircraft was still over water.
Recently a jury voted in favor of a mother of 2 and start track and field athlete who's live was forever altered by a truck driver who had not slept in more than 24 hours.
While I applaud the jury's decision this case...more
In the vast majority of personal injury and wrongful death cases involving commercial motor carriers the insurance limits for the motor carrier are sufficient to cover the loss given the required $750,000 minimum limits...more
Can I Sue If My Spouse Was a Negligent Driver?
Distracted driving is emerging as one of the greatest dangers on the road today. People who text, check their cellphones, apply makeup, or even adjust the radio are...more
In Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper (Jan. 27, 2014), the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that airlines are entitled to civil immunity for reporting suspicious behavior to the TSA, provided their reports are not “materially...more
The events of September 11 were by no means the first examples of terrorism involving aviation, but they unified the U.S., if not the world, in its effort to make air travel safer. It was in the wake of 9/11 that Congress...more
On Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed a $1.2 million Colorado defamation verdict in the case of Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper—a notable decision for a court that rarely accepts libel...more
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