A. TRANSPORT MODE
“FAA’s Draft Contract Maintenance Regulations are Riddled with Flaws; ARSA has a better Approach”. Write-up by Joe del Balzo founder and CEO of JDA consultancy.
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“DOL [U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division] releases final rule for FMLA changes for airline crews, military caregivers”. Write-up by Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC (individual lawyer author(s) not identified).
Insurance (Cargo & Theft Liability)
“Once More into the Breach”. Write-up by Katherine T. Garber of Strasburger law firm.
Insurance (Motor Carrier)
“UM [Uninsured / Underinsured] Insurance Protocol Demands Careful Attention”. Write-up by Michael B. Langford of Scopelitis law firm (at Page 2).
Motor Carrier (Truck Drivers)
“[Motor Carrier Accident] Verdict Trends Require Reassessment”. Write-up by Michael B. Langford, Esq. of Scopelitis law firm (at Page 2).
Railroad (Federal Railroad Safety Act)
“First FRSA Jury Verdict Upheld with Landmark Damages Decision”. Write-up by Charlie Goetsch, Esq. of Cahill, Goetsch & Perry, P.C. law firm.
B. TRANSPORT POLICY TOPICS
Damage to or Loss of Cargo (Aviation)
“Alberta Court says Air Cargo Liability Limits can be Broken”. Write-up by Artem Barsukov, Esq. of Bennett Jones law firm.
“FDA Shifts Focus to Prevention with Publication of Proposed Food Safety Rules”. Write-up by lawyers of Venable law firm (no by-line).
C. AGENCY INITIATIVES
“CBP Unveils New C-TPAT System of Records”. Write-up by Martin Rayner of International Compliance Strategies.
NTSB March 5, 2013 Announcement of Safety Initiatives
“NTSB Initiative May Overlook Equally Valid Alternative Perspectives; Inclusive Consultation Might Enhance Aviation Safety”. Write-up by Joe del Balzo founder and CEO of JDA consultancy regarding NTSB March 5, 2013 announced initiatives.
Safety Management Systems
“Privatization of Midway would be well served by State-of-the-Art Airport Safety Management System”. Write-up by Cynthia Schultz, Vice President of Airports at JDA consultancy.
D. TOPICS BY LEGAL DISCIPLINE
Contracts (Tax Policy Impacts on Aviation Transactions)
“Aviation Transactions: The Irish Government acknowledges the key role Ireland’s taxation system plays in ensuring that Ireland remains one of the leading jurisdiction for aircraft leasing and related business.” Write-up by Robert Henson, Esq. of Mason, Hayes & Curran law firm.
Federal Preemption (Aviation)
“The Ninth Circuit’s “Nuanced” Approach to FAA Preemption Leads to Greater Uncertainty and Invites Artful Pleading”. Write-up by Marina Slavin, Esq., Ashley Washington, Esq. and Don Rushing, Esq. of Morrison & Foerster law firm.
“Verdict Trends Require Assessment”. A write-up by Michael B. Langford of the Scopelitis law firm observes the increasing frequency of high-dollar jury verdicts against trucking companies in personal injury and wrongful death cases.