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A Year-End Summary of Recent Railroad Preemption Cases

by Lane Powell PC on

Railroads have long defended certain state law tort claims in crossing accident and trespasser cases by invoking the doctrine of federal preemption. The past year is no exception. Although the discussion of the cases below is...more

September 2017 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s 2017 U.S.-Cuba Frequency Allocation Proceeding, the FAA’s elimination of requirements to obtain Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)...more

U.S. DOT Issues New Air Travel Consumer Protection Rulemaking Initiatives

by Cozen O'Connor on

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a new round of consumer protection-related rulemaking initiatives affecting U.S. and foreign airlines, ticket agents, and air travel consumers. As part of these...more

September 2016 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s selection of carriers to operate U.S.-Havana and U.S.-Tokyo (Haneda) air services, the FAA’s implementation of its small unmanned aircraft...more

Why is the Government Interested in my Drone?

by Murtha Cullina on

Everyone has heard of drones. Amazon is going to use them to deliver packages soon, right? What is a drone and what do individuals and businesses need to know about drone usage? Drones are defined simply an unmanned,...more

Task Force Makes Drone Registration Recommendations Expected to Be Adopted by the FAA, But on What Authority?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On November 21, 2015, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee, chartered by the FAA, issued its Final Report to the FAA containing the Task Force’s recommendations for how the FAA...more

But We Did Everything Right?: Why Agreements with Shippers are Necessary for Carriers to Protect Themselves from...

by Benesch on

As food transporters grapple with the myriad of compliance issues raised by the Food Safety Modernization Act and the FDA’s looming proposed “Food Safety Rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food,” carriers...more

DOT Revises Its “Mistaken Fares” Enforcement Policy

by Cozen O'Connor on

DOT’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings issued a notice temporarily amending its enforcement policy regarding airlines’ obligation to honor “mistaken fares.” Until now, DOT’s Enforcement Office has generally...more

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

by Benesch on

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

by Cozen O'Connor on

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

by Howard Ankin on

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

by Salim A. Khayoumi on

Arrested for DWI in New Mexico? How to get your Ignition Interlock License....more

Piracy Update: Conwartime, Piracy, and Owners' Obligations Revisited

by Reed Smith on

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

by White & Case LLP on

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

by Howard Ankin on

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

by Howard Ankin on

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

by Jackson Walker on

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

by Robert Kraft on

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

by Robert Kraft on

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

by Robert Kraft on

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

by Robert Kraft on

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

by Robert Kraft on

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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