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Arkansas' New Driverless-Vehicle Bill Makes Important Products Liability Distinction
Category: Products Liability, Transportation
All that remains for an updated driverless-vehicle bill in Arkansas is the signature of Governor Asa Hutchinson. House Bill 1562, which amends Arkansas’ 2019 pilot program for autonomous vehicles was approved by a unanimous vote of the Arkansas House of Representatives in March, and was approved by…
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Transportation/Drug Testing: U.S. Department of Transportation Updates/Clarifies Status of Medical Marijuana/Hemp/CBD Oil
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Transportation
The United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) Office of Drug and Alcohol issued a February 18th DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice (“Notice”) addressing the drug and alcohol policy for the expanding legalization by various states of: Medical Marijuana Hemp CBD Oil…
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Business Recovers Millions in Fees, Expenses, and Costs After Claims by EEOC Found to be "Frivolous"
Category: Appellate Law, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Employment, Litigation, Transportation
A district court awarded nearly $4.7 million in fees, expenses, and costs to a trucking business after the court found Title VII claims brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to be “frivolous, unreasonable and/or groundless.” Title VII permits courts to exercise discretion…
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The Future of Transportation: Bridging the Gap to the Electrification of Long-Haul Trucking
Category: Transportation
With the specter of increased fuel efficiency laws looming, and feeling the continual pressure to move freight more economically, many in the trucking industry are embracing hybrid engines. But that technology is not ready for adoption en masse, leaving electric trucks in beta mode. However…
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Self-Driving Grocery Delivery Cars Present Interesting Data Security Questions
Category: Information Security & Privacy, Transportation
According to the Associated Press[1], Ford Motor Company and Walmart, Inc. have joined forces along with Postmates to test self-driving vehicles for a grocery delivery service. The tests are expected to take place in Miami-Dade County, and deliver typical grocery and other sundry items from nearby…
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