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Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 1.26.2021 | Top Story: Apollo Global Ousts Leon Black as CEO Over Epstein Ties

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Private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management’s CEO, Leon Black, is stepping down after an outside inquiry by Dechert—“ordered by the firm’s board at Mr. Black’s behest in October”—revealed that Black “had paid more than...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Antitrust Litigation Opportunity for Funds

Funds — through their portfolio companies — may have a significant antitrust opportunity against the major U.S. railroad companies. ...more

Thomas Fox

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes – The Cardboard Box and Freight Forwarders Risk Factors

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For the remainder of the week, we return to Sherlock Holmes-themed blog posts. We have finished our review of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and now move on to The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. We begin this week’s adventure...more

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Tale of Two Vessels: Hedging Freight to Control Costs

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The combination of the Saudi/Russian oil price war and the global COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated a greater need for hedging freight costs....more

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Examining Economic, Environmental, and Societal Impacts of Freight Transportation: December 5th U.S. House of Representatives...

The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the United States House of Representatives (“Subcommittee”) held a hearing on December 5th titled: Where’s My...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Seeing May Soon be Believing: The Possible Expansion of Summary Judgment in Florida with Respect to Dash Camera Footage

Many transportation companies use dash cameras for purposes of defending against actions for liability. However, recently in Lopez v. Wilsonart, LLC, 275 So. 3d 831 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019), eyewitness testimony and an expert...more

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INCOTERMS® 2020 Changes Rules for Buyers, Sellers and Shippers of Goods in International Trade

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The International Chamber of Commerce (the “ICC”) has issued INCOTERMS® 2020 (short for International Commercial Terms) to be effective January 1, 2020. INCOTERMS 2020 provides an updated template and standardized set of...more

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Good News For Employers: D.C. Circuit Insists On “Hard Look” At Uninjured Class Members At Class Certification Stage

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Seyfarth Synopsis: In a decision with far–reaching implications for workplace class actions, the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification of a Rule 23(b)(3) class on the grounds that the proposed class...more

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U.S. DOT to Release Important Potential Changes to Hours of Service Regulations, Including Hitting the Pause Button

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On August 14, 2019, the Department of Transportation announced proposed changes that have been in the works for the last couple of years – changes which will hopefully empower (rather than constrain) commercial drivers for...more

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Effective Remedial Action Does Not Require Crystal Ball, Rules Iowa Court

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Seyfarth Synopsis: In Sellars v. CRST Expedited, Inc. Case No. C15-117-LTS (July 15, 2019), the Northern District of Iowa held that employer responses to sexual harassment complaints need not deter harassment by other...more

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Full Steam Ahead on Arbitration Says NJ Appellate Court

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this year, in New Prime, the Supreme Court decisively held that the Federal Arbitration Act’s § 1 exemption for transportation workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce applied to...more

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Ocean Transportation Intermediaries’ U.S. Regulatory Scheme: European Ocean Freight Forwarders And Freight Pricing

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In the last year or so, it has become clearly evident to us that ocean carriers are treating European and other forwarders differently than how they deal with U.S. forwarders, creating a distinctly competitive disadvantage...more

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Transportation Procurement Trends Toward Integrated Services, and Registration Requirements Abound

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Buy-side decisions for transportation and logistics services are increasingly driven by both internal subject matter experts and their corporate procurement teams.  The traditional procurement perspective yields certain...more

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Operator: How Would You Like to Pay Twice For That Pipe Delivery?

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Thanks to the power of the trucking lobby, the prevailing policy on the question of who wins and who loses if a carrier of goods goes unpaid favors the carrier over the broker, shipper, consignor and consignee. ...more

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Cartel Snapshot - February 2019

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Q4 Update: Overview of Cartel Investigations - Although 2018 saw guilty pleas and new indictments in several ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, the year finished by continuing a downward trend in antitrust...more

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Brokers, Rejoice! There Is Finally A Limitation On Sperl

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Since the Sperl v. C.H. Robinson decision in 2011, freight brokers have been fighting liability for the actions of motor carriers and their drivers. In Sperl, an Illinois Appellate Court affirmed an eight-figure judgment...more

Thomas Fox

The Problems Plays: Timon of Athens and the Min Model

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) world is littered with cases involving freight forwarders, brokers and agents in the shipping and express delivery arena....more

Benesch

Federal Preemption, Brokers and Cargo Claims - A Primer and Update

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U.S. Constitution - Article VI: This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall...more

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Appellate Division Rules Independent Contractor Agreements Signed by Driver’s Corporation Not Bullet Proof Against Class Action...

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On October 29, 2018 a N.J. Appellate Division panel reversed a dismissal of class action overtime pay claims brought against a freight-forwarding company that convinced the lower court that the company’s drivers and...more

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"It Was A Very Good Year" (For Freight Brokers)

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Frank Sinatra certainly was not thinking about freight brokers when singing this Grammy-winning song back in 1966. However, the title of the song definitely resonates for freight brokers in 2018. In addition to capitalizing...more

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Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges yesterday against two former Goldman Sachs investment bankers for their alleged role in the Malaysian 1MDB scandal....more

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Shippers, NVOCCs, Ocean Carriers, And Other Port Players To Be Liable To Port Drayage Drivers Under New California Legislation...

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On September 22, 2018, Bill (SB-1402) was signed into law in California to become effective January 1, 2019. That law will make a “Customer” that engages or uses “a port drayage motor carrier” jointly and severally liable...more

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InterConnect FLASH! No. 69 - California Lawmakers Drag in Shippers and Their Intermediaries to IC Battlefront

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California Senate Bill No. 1402 (the “Act”) was recently signed into law by Governor Brown, further entrenching motor carriers, brokers and shippers into the on-going California independent contractor (IC) vs. employee...more

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New FMCSA Rule Would Permit Immediate Suspension of Broker/Freight Forwarder Authority

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (“ANPRM”) on Thursday, September 27, 2018, to address broker and freight forwarder financial responsibility...more

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Updated: FRA Releases Latest Railroad Progress Report as PTC Deadline Looms

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The Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”) has released its latest Positive Train Control (“PTC”) implementation progress report for the 2nd quarter of 2018. The FRA’s latest report indicates that railroads are making steady...more

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