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Traffic Laws for Your Teen Driver

One of the most exciting days in teenagers’ lives is the day they begin to drive. This rite of passage represents freedom and maturity. For parents, however, stress and concern often accompany this important milestone....more

InterConnect FLASH! No. 37 - New York: From Recently Reasonably Relaxed to Somewhat Concerned

A few weeks ago we reported in a FLASH publication about New York’s Governor signing into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act. Our assessment of the substantive content contained in...more

Real ID: Why Does My New York Driver’s License Have Two Expiration Dates?

Driver’s licenses in New York are generally valid for eight years. I just checked mine and see that it was last renewed in 2011 for an eight-year term expiring on my birthday in 2019. The issuance date and expiration date are...more

Ontario Court of Appeal: License Suspensions for Failure to Pay Highway 407 Tolls Must be Lifted for Discharged Bankrupt

Highway 407 (the “407”), a highway creating a semi-circle around the Greater Toronto Area, is Ontario’s first toll highway. Rather than traditional toll booths, vehicles using the 407 are electronically monitored entering...more

Short Wins - Last Post Of The Year Edition

It's generally a slow time of year between Christmas and New Year's, but the federal circuits have been busy. But who wouldn't want to start the year with a remand in a criminal case (other than the government)?...more

Ringing in the New Year: A Summary of New California Employment Laws for 2014

California’s 2012-2013 Legislative Session concluded with the enactment of a variety of new laws that will affect California employers. In light of these developments, summarized below, California employers should review...more

How the New California Laws Will Impact Your Business in 2014 and Beyond, Part 3: California Immigration Related Legislation

The final post in this three-part series on the newly-signed legislation in California covers the three immigration-related bills that Governor Brown recently signed. I also discuss two significant bills that the governor...more

Florida Repeals Law Requiring International Drivers To Carry Special Permit

A Florida bill requiring international residents to carry a special permit to drive in the state was repealed recently in an effort to boost the state’s tourist-friendly image. Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 7059 after the Senate...more

Laws Aim to Protect Elder Drivers and Improve Public Safety

A married couple’s simple Florida road trip turned into chaos when they drove for 30 hours before stopping at a gas station. Angelo Virgona, 91, and Mary Virgona, 88, left Apopka for Orlando, drove back and forth on the...more

Immigration Corner

This month: driver's licenses in California and an update on immigration reform. California Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Persons - On October 3, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law, known as...more

California Insurance Laws Enacted in 2013

October 13, 2013 was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to act on bills passed by the California Legislature this year. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills which Governor Brown signed into law. Unless...more

Florida DMV Will Not Accept Immigration Documents Based on Same-Sex Marriage

Part of the driver license application process in Florida involves proving lawful status in the U.S. There are many documents or sets of documents an applicant can provide to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to...more

New Illinois Driving Laws

Illinois drivers can rest a little easier after Governor Quinn signed two new laws on Monday August 5th 2013. The first being “Kelsey’s Law” that targets drivers under the legal driving age and the second being “Patricia’s...more

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Alert - September 2013: Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court Concludes Lifetime CDL...

In 2005, in order to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act and ensure Pennsylvania’s continued receipt of federal highway funds, the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code was amended to provide that certain...more

A DUI Means A Whole Lot Of Penalties

Many of us know someone who has been charged with a DUI. It seems as if a new celebrity is being charged with a DUI every day. With the frequency of DUI charges, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may appear to...more

costa Mesa Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

A 30-year-old Costa Mesa man has died after colliding with a van driven by an unlicensed teen, according to a news report. ...more

Changes To The UCC Effective July 1: Are You Prepared?

Effective July 1, multiple amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) became effective in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and 39 other states. ...more

Commercial Financial Services Brief: Minnesota Adopts Several Changes to Article 9 of The UCC

Minnesota has adopted several changes to Article 9 of the UCC, effective July 1, 2013. Many of these changes relate to the preparation and filing of financing statements which perfect security interests granted by individual...more

California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2013

The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California State Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California State Senate was last Friday, May 31. ...more

Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey? [Video]

Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey? Keep your teenager safe, especially in the summer season when he/she will drive to work, to the mall, and to the prom. In this video, John Hogan of...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: How do I prove my lawful admission now that the government is no longer issuing I-94 cards?

On April 30, 2013, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) began substituting a passport stamp and an electronic entry record for the paper I-94s that had been filled out by people entering the U.S. by air or sea ports (Note:...more

Texas Bill Allows Doctors to Collect Patient Data by Swiping Driver's Licenses

The Texas Legislature recently approved S.B. 166, a bill that would allow healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, dentists and others to collect and verify patient data by simply swiping a patient's driver's...more

Florida Repeals International Driving Permit Requirement and Remains a Top U.S. Destination for International Tourists

Foreign visitors are again free to drive Florida’s roads so long as they posses a valid noncommercial driver’s license issued in their home state or country (commercial licenses were never compromised). The Florida...more

Hit and Run Accidents Rampant in Los Angeles

While hit-and-run accidents are a nationwide problem, Los Angeles is leading the way with staggering figures. According to AAA, 44% of all reported traffic accidents in Los Angeles are caused by hit-and-run drivers. This...more

Michigan Secretary Of State To Issue Driver’s Licenses To DACA Recipients

Beginning February 19, 2013, the Michigan Department of State will begin issuing driver's licenses and state identification cards to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The change is based on an United...more

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