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Dn't txt & drve: new fines for texting, emailing while driving in Alabama

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2012

Effective August 1, 2012, Alabama law prohibits drivers from writing, sending or reading a text or email while operating a motor vehicle

Alabama legislative update - Week 3: full steam ahead

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2012

Thus far in the regular session, the Alabama House and Senate have wasted no time, refocusing their efforts on pro-business legislation each week

Motor carriers targeted by patent infringement suits

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2011

PJC Logistics, LLC has filed lawsuits in a number of federal courts from Virginia to Texas and Oregon, claiming it is the owner of a valid patent entitled "Vehicle Tracking and Security System" issued by the United States Patent Office

New Louisiana law: indemnity and insurance provisions in motor carrier transportation and construction contracts

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2011

On January 1, 2011, a significant change in Louisiana law took effect relating to motor carrier transportation and construction contracts for work performed in Louisiana

COGSA trumps carmack amendment - forum selection clause upheld

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 7 2010

On June 21, 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd v Regal Beloit Corp, 2010 WL 2471056, 78 USLW 4651 (US June 21, 2010

Customs reverses course on proposed change to Jones Act interpretation

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2010

The "Jones Act," enacted in 1920 as section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, is the principal law governing wholly domestic shipping to and from American "ports" and "coastwise points," commonly known in the maritime industry as "cabotage" or "coastwise trade."

Brokers beware! Your carriers have no duty to count the goods

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2010

A Tennessee appellate court recently held that a carrier had no duty to count the goods delivered to it by a broker's customer, even when the goods were delivered to the carrier unsealed

The Rotterdam Rules: new convention may govern your international shipments

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • Global
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  • April 1 2009

On September 23, 2009, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is scheduled to present for signature a new Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (the Convention or Rotterdam Rules) in the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Fifth Circuit adds some clarity to sea of uncertainty governing oilfield indemnity claims

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2009

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently added some clarity to the confusing area of enforcing indemnity agreements in the offshore oil industry

It's time for TWIC! (Transportation worker identification credential)

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2009

Does your job require you to visit secure port facilities, vessels, or offshore platforms in the course of an investigation or for another business reason?