Transportation Cases To Watch In 2021

Law360 (January 3, 2021, 12:02 PM EST) -- A personal jurisdiction battle affecting the legal exposure of automakers and other product manufacturers, delivery drivers' feud with gig-economy companies over their independent contractor status and clashes over the scope of federal preemption are among the court battles that transportation attorneys are watching in 2021.

For transportation companies, especially those that do business across state lines, the cases could create murkier rules governing how they draft their contracts and worker agreements, and heighten their overall exposure to legal liability. At the same time, these legal clashes have the potential to provide enhanced protections for workers and consumers that some advocates have...

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