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Transportation

  • April 17, 2015

    Fla. Ethics Panel Says Former Congressman Deserves Fine

    Florida's Commission on Ethics on Friday said former U.S. Rep. David Rivera should be fined $58,000 for breaking the state's ethics law by failing to report income and accepting improper reimbursements for travel expenses when he was in the state Legislature.

  • April 17, 2015

    Logistics Co. Wants High Court To Review DHL Contract Row

    Falcon Express International Inc. last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Texas appellate ruling letting DHL Express USA Inc. off the hook for a jury’s $5 million damages award, saying Texas courts wrongly interpret federal aviation law to preempt state law claims.

  • April 17, 2015

    Fla. Cargo Airline Tries To Lift Miami-Dade's Wage Law

    A Florida-based air cargo company challenging a county ordinance requiring it to pay elevated minimum wages for some workers at Miami International Airport met skepticism during arguments Friday before the Eleventh Circuit, which said its position could have outsized implications for employment regulations.

  • April 17, 2015

    High Court Urged To Toss 'Rogue' 9th Circ. Labor Ruling

    Penske Logistics LLC has told the U.S. Supreme Court that by refusing to find that federal preemption bars a set of California laws requiring meal and rest breaks for truckers, the Ninth Circuit has “flagrantly” ignored high court precedent and is “out of whack” with other circuits.

  • April 17, 2015

    Ontario Aims To Raise $4B For Infrastructure Improvements

    The province of Ontario on Thursday said that it plans to raise $4 billion for infrastructure improvements by selling shares of its government-owned electricity distributor through an initial public offering, and by expanding beer sales to grocery stores.

  • April 17, 2015

    Woman Who Hired Trans Worker Seeks To Revive Bias Claims

    A former trucking school director who claims her employer retaliated against her when she opposed discrimination against a transgender employee she hired urged the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday to reverse a Texas district court’s dismissal of her case.

  • April 17, 2015

    Flight Attendant Can't Exclude All Income, DC Circ Affirms

    The D.C. Circuit said Friday that a U.S. flight attendant based in Hong Kong could not claim all her earnings as foreign income and remanded the case to the U.S. Tax Court to ensure the pay she earned for canceled flights is properly allocated.

  • April 17, 2015

    Dem. Lawmakers Call For Tighter Cruise Ship Safety Rules

    The U.S. Coast Guard should beef up its proposed set of safety and security regulations on cruise ships and make them apply more broadly, according to a Thursday letter from two Democratic lawmakers.

  • April 16, 2015

    Skadden-Led Fortress Transportation Unit Charts $100M IPO

    Fortress Investment Group LLC’s transportation investment unit on Wednesday filed with U.S. regulators for an up to $100 million initial public offering, as it seeks a cash infusion to fund new acquisitions in an offering steered by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • April 16, 2015

    Order To Disclose EY, Dentons Tax Docs Buffeted At 2nd Circ.

    Second Circuit judges had doubts Thursday about a lower court’s ruling that merger-related tax advice prepared by Ernst & Young and Dentons for German billionaire Georg F.W. Schaeffler was not privileged, questioning an IRS attorney who said the public's right to know should carry the day in the disclosure fight.

  • April 16, 2015

    Alstom's UK Unit Hit With New Corruption Charges

    The United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has brought new charges in French energy and transportation giant Alstom SA's overseas contracts bribery scandal, accusing a U.K. subsidiary of the company and a business development director of several new corruption charges.

  • April 16, 2015

    Contractor Chief Charged In PennDOT Corruption Scandal

    The president of a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contracting firm was charged Thursday in a more than $1 million bribery scheme involving a state worker, the latest in a cross-county corruption crackdown that has already led to criminal cases against 12 people, the state said.

  • April 16, 2015

    Erie Can't Duck Crash Coverage For Insured's Child

    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Erie Insurance Exchange’s failure to notify a defendant, who was the adult child of two policyholders, about its right to withhold coverage for an drunk-driving accident means that the insurer can’t duck liability for the incident.

  • April 16, 2015

    Auto Supplier Magna Sells Interiors Unit For $525M

    Canadian automotive supplier Magna International Inc. said Thursday it inked a deal to sell “substantially all” of its interiors operations to Spain-based supplier Grupo Antolin for $525 million.

  • April 15, 2015

    Parsons Sheds Federal FCA Claim In LA Subway Overbill Suit

    A California judge on Wednesday trimmed a nearly two-decade-running $10 million whistleblower lawsuit alleging a Parsons Corp.-Dillingham Construction joint venture overcharged Los Angeles County’s transit agency while building its subway, saying the relator was forum-shopping with his federal False Claims Act claim.

  • April 15, 2015

    Judge Sends $310M American Airlines Payout Back To Gate

    A New York bankruptcy judge on Wednesday denied a bid by American Airlines Inc.'s former parent AMR Corp. to pay prebankruptcy stockholders $310 million from Chapter 11 reserves, finding AMR could not guarantee remaining reserves would cover claims — including those brought by unions — that still are in litigation.

  • April 15, 2015

    Senators Close In On New Long-Term Transportation Bill

    Two senators on Wednesday said that they were close to finalizing a new long-term surface transportation funding bill as current funding nears expiration, saying that it was intended to be funded in part through new legislation allowing a temporary tax incentive for overseas profits repatriated by U.S. companies.

  • April 15, 2015

    Virginia To Scrap Route 460 New Toll Road Contract

    The Virginia Department of Transportation on Wednesday said that it will scrap its contract with a private partnership to build a new toll road intended to run parallel to the existing U.S. Route 460 in southeastern Virginia because of cost and permitting concerns over the project's impact on wetlands.

  • April 15, 2015

    ITA Issues Lower Duty For Some Chinese Off-Road Tires

    In its final results published to the Federal Register Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration allowed four Chinese off-road tire exporters relief from steep antidumping duties imposed on the majority of off-road tires originating from the country.

  • April 15, 2015

    DOJ Will Tell Some Why They Can't Fly, Under New Policy

    U.S. citizens will be able to learn whether or not they are on the federal government’s no-fly list, and possibly receive a summary of why they’re on the list, the U.S. Department of Justice said in an Oregon federal court filing this week.