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Posted in: November, 2018

NOx-ious Regulation of the Trucking Industry

A few months back, in an article titled, Americans Like Big Trucks and We Cannot Lie, we discussed the dichotomy between the American tendency to buy large passenger vehicles and the pressure on the auto industry to meet ever more stringent fuel economy standards.  While passenger vehicle fuel economy ratings may get plenty of press […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Holds: Employer Owes Duty to Employee’s Family Members

On Oct. 11, 2018, the Virginia Supreme Court extended the duty of care owed by an employer beyond just employees to any family members or third parties who may be affected by the employer’s action.  In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled in Quisenberry v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc. that if an employer knew or should have known that […]

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Trump Signs Bill Paving Way for Hair Follicle Drug Testing

On Wednesday, October 28, 2018, President Trump signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (“the Act”). The Act, which passed both Houses of Congress with near-unanimous bipartisan votes (99 to 1 in the Senate, 396-14 in the House), directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit an estimated date for […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Arbitration Agreements for Transportation Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court has been in the news a lot lately, but, now that the calendar has turned to the fall, the Justices are back to work. In fact, one of the first cases to be heard at oral argument in this new term could have significant effects on the transportation industry. On October […]

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