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Posted in: July, 2018

J. Ward Best Elected Chairman of the Virginia Trucking Association

J. Ward Best, vice president of Atlantic Bulk Carrier, has been elected chairman of the Virginia Trucking Association. The Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) is the largest and only statewide organization dedicated solely to advocating for trucking fleets and their allied vendors. The association represents the interests of the trucking industry before the Virginia General Assembly, […]

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Vehicle towing disputes: For when one of the worst days of your life gets even worse  

Many of the companies that we work with are involved, either directly or indirectly, in trucking and transportation.  Even with all due care taken, sometimes accidents happen, and when they do, these companies require towing services, just like any other motorist.  If you’ve ever needed a tow for your consumer vehicle, you know that’s no […]

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Case Law Update: Workers’ Comp Settlement Lien on 3rd Party Claim Rejected

A Buckingham County Circuit judge ruled last month, in Spicer v. Robinson (VLW 018-8-065, case no. 16-99, 6/20/2018), that a workers’ compensation (“WC”) insurance carrier had no lien against a third-party recovery for the amount the company paid to settle Claimant’s future benefits.  This is not controlling precedent, but persuasive precedent, though it still has the potential […]

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FMSCA Denies Owner-Operator’s Request for Exemption from Electronic Logging Device Mandate; Focus Shifts to Modifying Hours of Service Rules

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), one of the industry’s most vocal opponents of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, has had its request for an exemption from the mandate denied, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) confirmed in early July. The request, submitted in November of 2017, requested a five-year exemption for motor […]

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Setliff Law competes in Richmond’s Annual Pro-Am Summer basketball league – CURRENTLY UNDEFEATED

We are pleased to announce that Setliff Law has entered a team into Richmond’s Annual Pro-Am Summer basketball league hosted by former NBA All-Star, Defensive Player of the Year, and Champion Ben Wallace. The Pro-Am showcases Richmond’s top talent, from NBA players, professionals playing around the world, college players, and the top local talent. While the […]

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Truck-Only Toll Update: Rhode Island Begins Program

We recently updated you on a proposed bill to study truck-only tolling along Interstate 81 in Virginia. In that article, we discussed other states like Kansas and Rhode Island that have adapted similar truck-only tolling programs. On Monday, June 11, Rhode Island implemented its truck-only tolling program by charging trucks to use Interstate 95 in that state. After two years of […]

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No, Really, The FBI Meant You: Reboot Your Routers

A few weeks ago we published an article about an FBI request that people reboot their routers.  I cited articles from various sources (including in the NY Times, and Fortune, andForbes, and even PCWorld and Slate).  More recently, they realized they were wrong, and that everyone should Factory Data Reset (“FDR”) their routers.  Next week, they will realize they were wrong, […]

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