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Transportation

  • September 24, 2015

    Dealers Hit VW With Latest Suit In Diesel-Emissions Scandal

    Independent auto dealers hit Volkswagen Group of America Inc. with a proposed class action in California federal court on Thursday, jumping into litigation stemming from the company’s alleged engineering of diesel engines to beat emissions standards.

  • September 24, 2015

    GCs Flag Risks Of Doing Business In Latin America

    From corruption to fluctuating currency to heightened attention to data privacy laws, lawyers for some of the world's largest corporations painted a picture of a challenging environment for doing business in Latin America during a panel discussion Thursday evening in Miami Beach.

  • September 24, 2015

    Miami-Dade County Looks To P3s To Gain Competitive Edge

    Florida's Miami-Dade County sent a strong message Thursday to the private sector that it is open to pursuing public-private partnerships to address development needs ranging from transportation and water to courthouses and cultural projects, on the first day of a conference aimed at jumpstarting P3s in the region.

  • September 24, 2015

    Boeing Strikes Deals With China For $38B Worth Of Jets

    Boeing on Wednesday signed a series of agreements with state-backed Chinese companies in a deal it pegs at $38 billion, which it says will include 300 jets, expand the partnership between the country and aircraft supplier, and lead to the construction of a 737 plant in China.

  • September 24, 2015

    EPA Floats New Regulations For Hazardous Waste Shipments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed boosting its oversight of hazardous waste shipments to help ensure that hazardous waste that’s imported into and exported from the U.S. is being safely transported.

  • September 24, 2015

    Texas Officials OK $89M In State Road Upgrades

    The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved five awards totaling nearly $89 million for construction and maintenance along state roadways, the latest investments by the state through a ballot measure authorizing new funds for infrastructure improvements.

  • September 24, 2015

    Calif. Lawmaker Wants New Bay Area Transport Commission

    A Northern California lawmaker has introduced legislation to replace the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Area Toll Authority with a commission whose entire membership would be elected, an effort to hold the commission more accountable to the public.

  • September 24, 2015

    Uber Says Boston Cab Dispatchers Delaying Discovery

    Uber Technologies Inc. asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday to force Boston-area taxicab dispatchers to respond to discovery requests in their lawsuit alleging Uber engaged in unfair competition and racketeering by skirting municipal taxicab regulations.

  • September 24, 2015

    3rd Circ. OKs $16M Fee In American Airlines Pilot Deal

    The Third Circuit on Wednesday backed the approval of a $53 million settlement, including $15.9 million in attorneys' fees, of a class action lodged by former Trans World Airlines and American Airlines Inc. pilots, refusing to give a plaintiffs firm and class representative more of the money.

  • September 24, 2015

    DOT Again Asks Court To Nix Dallas Airport Row

    The U.S. Department of Transportation again asked a Texas federal judge Wednesday to dismiss a suit over whether federal competition laws can force Dallas to accommodate both Delta and Southwest Airlines at the same airport gates, saying the suit did not challenge a final agency action.

  • September 24, 2015

    NJ Shipping Terminal Sues Barge Owner Over $1.1M Crash

    The owners of a New Jersey shipping terminal slammed a barge operator with a $1.1 million suit in New York federal court Wednesday, saying the operator hasn’t paid for the damages from a 2012 crash caused by the barge.

  • September 23, 2015

    CORRECTED: American Pegasus Can Move Forward With $9M Clawback Suit

    A Georgia federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss the majority of a $9 million clawback suit against people accused of wrongly profiting from bankrupt hedge fund American Pegasus SPC, which invested in subprime car loans, finding most of the dismissal bid was based on inapplicable technicalities. Correction: An earlier headline misidentified the defendant in the clawback suit. The error has been corrected.

  • September 23, 2015

    LA Metro Gets Win In Challenge To $1.7B Light Rail

    A California federal judge on Wednesday upheld the legitimacy of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s environmental impact review for a $1.7 billion light rail project, rejecting most claims in a non-profit lawsuit claiming the agency failed to adequately consider separating rail from vehicle traffic.

  • September 23, 2015

    VW Emissions Scandal Will Prompt Stricter EPA Scrutiny

    Volkswagen’s alleged gaming of federal vehicle emission standards through high-tech “defeat devices” is likely to spur regulating agencies to take a much closer look at how they test and approve pollution controls on cars and trucks as well as other sources of air contamination.

  • September 23, 2015

    Kirkland & Ellis Reps Volkswagen In Pollution Fracas

    Volkswagen has turned to Kirkland & Ellis LLP for help in defending itself from federal and state regulators' allegations that it programmed diesel engines in some of its cars to sidestep pollution standards, according to reports citing a firm spokeswoman.

  • September 23, 2015

    Norfolk Loses Bid For New Abandoned Rail Takeover Rules

    The Surface Transportation Board shut the door on a proposal from Norfolk Southern Railway Co. on Wednesday, saying it will not implement a suggested process to weed out frivolous offers for keeping to-be-closed rail lines open.

  • September 23, 2015

    Volkswagen Diesel Cases Should Land In Calif., JPML Told

    The plaintiff in one of a slew of putative class actions against Volkswagen over the German automaker's recently uncovered emissions fraud scandal made the first consolidation bid to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday, seeking to unite all of the actions in the Central District of California.

  • September 23, 2015

    MTA, Call Center Hit With Discriminatory Wage Suit

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its call center operator were hit with a proposed class action Tuesday in New York state court for allegedly exploiting primarily black and Hispanic women on welfare at its Access-A-Ride Call Center by paying them below the prevailing industry rates.

  • September 23, 2015

    Railroads Join Chorus Against EPA's Waters Of The US Rule

    A railroad trade group is pushing for a Texas federal judge to toss the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial new Waters of the United States rule under the Clean Water Act, saying in a suit filed Tuesday that the rule would hinder operations for more than 100,000 miles of railway.

  • September 23, 2015

    FAA Shoots Down Protest To Northrop $82M IT Contract

    A Federal Aviation Administration review board has denied a protest from Exelis Inc. to the selection of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s $82 million bid for an information systems contract, finding the allegedly faulty qualifications of Northrop’s principal engineer didn’t disqualify the proposal.