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Future of the Automotive Sector in Europe, China and the United States

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Given the pace of change in the automotive industry and related technologies, combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny, what risks and challenges can the global automotive industry expect to deal with in 2018 and beyond...more

Senator Highlights Concerns Regarding Freight Train Interference of Amtrak Passenger Trains

by Nossaman LLP on

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation (“Commerce Committee”) recently held a nomination hearing to fill two vacancies on the Surface Transportation Board (“STB”), the economic regulator of...more

What a Successful P3 Looks Like: Florida’s I-595 Express Corridor

Beyond being one of the core tenants of President Trump’s infrastructure proposal, public-private partnerships (also known as PPPs or P3s) will likely be a key piece in any future infrastructure bill, regardless of who’s...more

Failure to Consider Safety Element in Design Does Not Preclude Public Entity’s Discretionary Authority Under Design Immunity...

In Rodriguez v. Department of Transportation, Case No. F074027 (March 27, 2018), the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District considered the following mind-twister: Can you knowingly approve something (which does not include...more

Senate Votes to Roll Back Auto Industry Lending Guidance from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On April 18, the Senate narrowly passed a resolution to roll back certain guidance issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2013 pertaining to auto lending. As previously written about on a Foley & Lardner LLP...more

Cargo Thieves Get More Sophisticated by Going Back to the Basics

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Technology in today's world has radically changed the threats that companies face. In the transportation industry, technology is increasingly used by cargo thieves when they break into shipping containers. While an amateur...more

The Site Report - Construction Law Insights - Issue 1 - April 2018

Welcome to Our First Issue of 2018 - There have been many changes and new developments in the construction industry since the start of the year. As with any industry that experiences sweeping changes, we keep a sharp eye...more

Key Considerations for Liquidated Damages Clauses in Transportation Projects

by Lane Powell PC on

Almost all delays in completing a construction project cost money, but delays on transportation-related construction projects often have more severe financial and business repercussions than a typical development. Whether a...more

Failure to Signal: Uber Forced to Accept Expanded Settlement after Concealing Security Breach from FTC

Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) has agreed to an expansion of its initial August 2017 proposed consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), in light of revelations of an additional security breach in October...more

This Week in Congress: April 2018 #3

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The Senate convenes today at 3 p.m. The House will meet Tuesday at noon. French President Emmanuel Macron will be on Capitol Hill this Wednesday to address a joint session of Congress....more

Cuba-U.S. Relations: The Rapprochement Slows Down Under The Trump Administration

Soon after Fidel Castro overthrew the government of Cuba to found a communist state in 1959, Cuba began nationalizing U.S-owned properties in Cuba. In response, the U.S. implemented trade restrictions, closed its embassy in...more

High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles – Challenges and Opportunities: Subcommittee on Environment/U.S. House of...

The Subcommittee on Environment of the United States House of Representatives (“Committee”) held a hearing on April 13th titled: High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicle: Challenges and Opportunities ...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Australian authorities confirm renewed interest in parity provisions; Singapore opens...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Australian Authorities Confirm Renewed Interest in Parity Provisions - ("Online Booking Clauses Still Cause for Concern for Australian Competition Authority," MLex, April 11, 2018) (subscription required) - Speaking...more

Drones and Other Stuff: The 2018 FAA Reauthorization

by LeClairRyan on

Readers of Plane-ly Spoken are well aware of the twisting, and sometime torturous path, that FAA reauthorization takes. Competing versions of the reauthorization were introduced in both the House of Representatives and the...more

FAA Reauthorization Provisions Affect Unmanned Aircraft Operations

by LeClairRyan on

U.S. Congress may be entering the home stretch in its efforts to pass a five-year, comprehensive reauthorization of the FAA. Competing versions of the reauthorization were introduced in both the House of Representatives and...more

China to Relax Joint Venture Requirements for Manufacturing

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a planned rollback of the manufacturing foreign ownership limits first set forth in the 1990s, which require that manufacturing operations in China be at least 50% Chinese...more

Transportation Complications - Top Issues to Consider When Drafting an Infrastructure Bill

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state of U.S. infrastructure earned a score of a D+ based on its physical condition and needed investments for improvement. In what will come as a surprise to...more

Transportation Complications: Top Issues to Consider When Drafting an Infrastructure Bill

cording to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state of U.S. infrastructure earned a score of a D+ based on its physical condition and needed investments for improvement. In what will come as a surprise to...more

NYU Takes on the Travel Ban

by Proskauer For Good on

On March 30, 2018, Proskauer filed an amicus brief on behalf of New York University in the United States Supreme Court. The brief was filed in support of the State of Hawaii and its challenge to Proclamation 9645, the most...more

K&L Gates Triage: Ride Sharing and Health Care Regulatory Considerations

by K&L Gates LLP on

Transportation is often cited as one of the top barriers to health care for individuals in the United States. To reduce this burden and increase access to care, many health care providers are now partnering with ride-sharing...more

Hitch Your Tax Dreams to the FAA Bill

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On April 13, House lawmakers introduced the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4). The bill would provide a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Of note, the measure does not contain the...more

Infrastructure: Current State-of-Play

by King & Spalding on

Last week in Richfield, Ohio, before a large crowd of union builders, President Trump heralded his recently announced infrastructure plan. While shedding no new light on the details, he doubled-down on his commitment to make...more

Fueled by Auto Industry Support, Bike Sharing Systems are Taking Over Cities

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Back in November 2017 we discussed the “last mile” issue facing cities and urban planners around the globe. At that time we noted that “… transit options often fail at providing a solution of getting people to their final...more

Supreme Court Overtime Case Signals A Pro-Employer Shift

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

What keeps employers up at night? The prospect of collective action overtime lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is right at the top of the list of human resources nightmares....more

Government Preparing To Intercept Drones

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Trump administration is introducing legislation that would allow the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to intercept drones that pose a threat “to the safety or security of a covered facility or...more

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