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Posted in: April, 2018

U.S. District Court Decision Provides Brokers Additional Protection Against Negligent Hiring Claims

As those familiar with the trucking industry know all too well, it has become common practice for plaintiffs to seek damages against brokers in the event of trucking accidents. Their purpose in doing so is to find the entity with the deepest pockets as well as to add more defendants and causes of action to […]

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Virginia to Study Truck-Only Tolls for Interstate 81

At the request of the Northam Administration, Republican State Senators Mark Obenshain of Rockingham County and Bill Carrico of Grayson County co-sponsored legislation in the 2018 General Assembly directing the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to study the feasibility of imposing tolls on large trucks traveling on Interstate 81. The bill sponsors’ stated goal is to […]

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When the Customer is the Product: Cambridge Analytica and a Peak Behind the Data Curtain

 Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you have heard and read stories about a previously obscure British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.  Without going into great depth in this article, Cambridge Analytica apparently gained access to data obtained through a Facebook app developed by a Cambridge professor, which included information about […]

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Number of Motorcyclist Fatalities in 2017 is Highest in Virginia in a Decade DMV Urges Motorcyclists and Motorists to Do Their Part to Prevent Deaths

RICHMOND – Last year, Virginia recorded the highest number of motorcyclist fatalities in a decade, and, as the weather warms again, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) urges motorcyclists and motorists to do their part to prevent deaths this year. One-hundred-and-seven motorcyclists were killed in 2017 on Virginia roadways, compared to 72 in 2016 […]

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