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No Jurisdiction in Aviation Dispute Based on Online Manuals and Services Program

by Lane Powell PC on

In the modern economy, courts must grapple increasingly with questions about whether an out-of-state company’s online presence and programs subject it to potential jurisdiction in states throughout the country. This risk is...more

ACCC Increases Enforcement of Consumer Guarantees Against Airlines

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Following consumer complaints, the Australian Competition and Consumer Regulator ("ACCC") has released a report reminding airlines of obligations when dealing with the flying public. Looking Ahead: The ACCC...more

Will the Sharing Economy Extend to Automotive Patents?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In a recent article published by Bloomberg, we are once again reminded of the litigious nature of some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players. Recent patent and trade secret lawsuits have garnered a lot of media attention,...more

Pickups and Crossover SUVs Celebrate Banner Year While Total U.S. Car Sales Dip Slightly in 2017

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The U.S. auto industry closed out December to reach a third straight year of over 17 million cars sold. Overall, however, car sales were 1.8% lower in 2017 than in 2016, ending a 7 year streak of increasing auto sales...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Google linked to new allegations of collusive keyword practices; Argentina's distribution...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Happy New Year from Seattle... I hope all of you enjoyed the holidays. Our final, year-end OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending December 29, 2017 is below. ...more

The E-Commerce Trend Continues in High Gear: How are Ocean/Air and Other Transportation Intermediaries Responding?

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

We think it is relevant, even at this early stage at the commencement of 2018, so close to the 2017 holiday season, to note that the e-commerce explosion will continue in full force and will in the natural course of events...more

Construction In Brief: 2017 Volume 4

The Buy American Act: Are You Compliant? - The federal government has a long-standing pref­erence for incorporating domestic materials and products into public construction projects. While a number of statutes and...more

NAFTA Renegotiations Create Uncertainty for Automakers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The promise to renegotiate or else withdraw from NAFTA was one of the central points of the Trump campaign that helped him win states like Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In keeping with his campaign promises, the Trump...more

CFPB’s Payday Loan, Auto Lending Rules in Jeopardy

More Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules may be reversed as lawmakers moved to dismantle both the payday loan rule and the auto lending rule. Meanwhile, a kinder, gentler CFPB announced its intent to revise its final...more

Trends In Automotive Technology: 2017 and the Road Ahead

by WilmerHale on

This has been a year in which automotive technology and the legal issues surrounding it have come increasingly to the forefront, both in legal circles and public perception. Given the many new entrants in the autonomous...more

Public Transportation Agencies Borrow Ideas From Private Ride Sharing Apps To Enhance Services

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The popularity of ride sharing services have brought a flurry of innovative changes to public transit agencies. Such changes include, for example, partnering with private ride sharing services as well as offering smartphone...more

New Tax Law Provisions Affect Employee Benefit Programs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) recently enacted by Congress will soon become effective. The primary focus of the new law is the reduction of corporate and individual income taxes. Nevertheless, a number of provisions...more

Tax Reform – Like-Kind Exchanges: Steps for Aircraft Owners to Consider Before the End of 2017

President Trump just signed into law the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986. This legislation, formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”), impacts aircraft owners directly. Beginning in 2018,...more

Split Closings: A Divide in the Methods

by Vedder Price on

The inclusion of engine pooling arrangements and rigorous maintenance requirements in operating leases frequently results in engines which formed part of a leased aircraft at delivery (for the purposes of this article, the...more

Treasury, State and Commerce Implement Regulations Pursuant to the Trump Administration’s Cuba Policy

• On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) took coordinated...more

Operating Lessor Financings - A Structural Overview

by Vedder Price on

With competition among aircraft lessors remaining fierce, airlines continue to take an increasing proportion of aircraft on operating lease. An important recent trend in the aircraft financing market, the “wholesaling” of...more

Vending Machines for Cars? Automated Car Vending Expanding Around the Globe

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

U.S. Automaker Ford and Chinese e-commerce and technology company Alibaba are teaming up to test a new system of direct-to-consumer auto sales … via a fully automated car vending machine. In January 2018, Alibaba plans to...more

Cyber Criminals Take Uber for a Ride

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

The near-daily reports of massive hacking incidents continue to demonstrate a shocking level of corporate incompetence. In September, we learned of the Equifax breach, which was breathtaking both in its scope and in Equifax’s...more

Driverless Vehicles Have Arrived in North Carolina - How Will Your Industry be Affected?

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Twelve years old. In North Carolina, a person as young as twelve years old may ride alone in a fully autonomous—or, “driverless”—vehicle....more

Developer-Buyer Beware: Calling Assumed Improvement Bonds In North Carolina Can Be Complex

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In 2007, Developer Clarion-Reames, LLC (“Clarion”) sought to construct a residential housing development in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clarion received final approval from the City to record plats for Phase I section of the...more

What Is ADS-B and What Do Lenders and Lessors Need to Know About ADS-B?

by King & Spalding on

While compliance with the upcoming ADS-B requirements is primarily an issue for those responsible for maintenance and operation of aircraft, lenders and lessors should understand ADS-B compliance requirements and plan...more

Who Is Insured, What Is Insured and Why Makes a Difference

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What do the Moody Blues and an insurance policy have in common? It boils down to this: Say what you mean and mean what you say. The District Court of South Carolina recently reminded us of the importance of the terms of...more

Jury Gives Auto Parts Manufacturer a Pass on DOJ Conspiracy Claims

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On November 29, 2017, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer and its US subsidiary defeated the US Department of Justice’s claims that the companies conspired with others to fix prices and rig bids for automotive body sealing...more

Know Before You Grow: Proprietary Transportation Systems and Open Source Software Risk

by Benesch on

We live in the era of gig economies and e-commerce, where supply chains are evolving before our eyes due in part to the speed of technological innovation. All transportation and logistics services are under pressure to...more

Holland & Knight's Israel Practice Newsletter - Winter 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Holland & Knight is a U.S.-based global law firm with a strong commitment to the state of Israel. We focus on providing guidance to Israeli investors and companies interested in doing business or making investments in the...more

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