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Promising News For Companies In The Transportation Industry
Companies in the transportation industry with operations in California have some positive news to celebrate.
United States
30 May 2019
9th Circuit To Consider Whether The FAAAA Preempts California's ABC Test For Independent Contractor Truck Drivers
California companies have been required to reconsider their use of independent contractors since the state's Supreme Court outlined the new ABC test in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court.
United States
9 May 2019
Texas Passes New Driverless Car Law: Drivers Not Required in Texas
Last month, Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that expressly allows motor vehicles with "automated driving systems" to operate on Texas highways.
United States
19 Jul 2017
DOT Releases New Federal Automated Vehicles Policy
On September 20, 2016, the U.S. DOT issued a new federal policy for self-driving vehicles, aiming to guide the safe testing and deployment of automated vehicle technologies that have the potential for transforming both vehicle safety and personal mobility.
United States
26 Sep 2016
Driverless Cars Mean Endless Possibilities For Real Estate
Uber is utilizing its experience as a service provider and its knowledge of demand patterns and customer behavior to compete with carmakers.
United States
20 Sep 2016
Why The Hostility?
When an explosion or fire event results in death, personal injuries or property damage, insurance companies may rely on a pollution exclusion.
United States
21 Jul 2016
Reed Smith's "Crude By Rail" Series - DOT Publishes Amended Regulations For Rail Transport
As part of a 19-month initiative to improve the safety of hazardous rail traffic, on Friday, May 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation ("DOT") published new regulations and standards for the bulk transport of Class 3 flammable liquids—including crude oil and ethanol —via the nation's railroads, amending the existing Hazardous Materials Regulations ("HMR"). See 49 CFR parts 171-180.
United States
13 May 2015
Sorry, But Your Reservation Has Been Cancelled: How An Insurance Company’s Failure To Give Proper Notice Of Its Reservation Of Rights Will Preclude It From Denying Coverage
In Erie, the underlying case involved a September 26, 2010, car accident for which the passengers sued the driver for their injuries.
United States
28 Apr 2015
Will Congress Or The DOT Enact Stricter Safety Regulations For Drivers Of Commercial Motor Vehicles?
The recent accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that severely injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has focused attention on issues of safety.
United States
26 Jun 2014
Show Me The Money: For Water And Transportation Projects, The Question Is Always How To Pay
Two recent important developments in Congress illustrate the opportunities, and limits, in financing infrastructure projects in today’s Washington.
United States
29 May 2014
Show Me The Money!: Potential Lucrative Compensation For Rails-To-Trails Landownowers In US Supreme Court Ruling
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of landowners' rights to land once owned by the government and conveyed subject to a railroad easement.
United States
15 May 2014
TIGER Roars Again! $600 Million In Funding Available For Transportation Projects
The Department of Transportation is once again soliciting requests for surface transportation infrastructure projects.
United States
25 Mar 2014
DOD Tightens Domestic Specialty Metals Requirements
Since the early 1940s, the Berry Amendment has imposed restrictions on the purchase of certain non-U.S. articles, supplies and materials, both to protect U.S. national security interests and to ensure the existence of certain essential domestic industries necessary for the national defense. The domestic source restrictions cover such items as food, clothing, fabrics, and tools.
United States
3 Apr 2007
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