I’ve been unfortunate enough to been working on Ford’s Transporter vehicles, a few a month actually. A few too many. Don’t get me wrong their looks aren’t all bad, especially when they’re all shiny and polished. 124 more words
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In late August, the California Assembly voted 70-0 to pass AB2293, an Act specifying insurance requirements for transportation network companies (TNC) like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. 1,009 more words
Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Companies Hitting the Streets in Minneapolis (and further Eroding the Traditional Taxicab Business Model)
A major battle is taking place across the country involving who can — and who cannot – legally give customers a “taxicab” ride. The dispute pits traditional taxicab companies and new, tech savvy companies such as Uber and Lyft that allow people to use their personal vehicles to offer rides to those who request one over an app. 1,240 more words
So today has been the first day for quite a few of the Barking and Dagenham college students. We have had many in today getting to know the building and filling out the necessary paperwork. 125 more words
The Graves Amendment: Is an Auto Dealer Vicariously Liable for a Customer’s Negligent Operation of a Loaner Vehicle?
Does the Graves Amendment apply to auto dealerships who provide loaner vehicles to their customers? In a previous post, I provided an overview of the Transportation Equity Act of 2005 (49 USC § 30106) (a/k/a “Graves Amendment”), a federal law which preempts state law imposing liability on vehicle owners engaged in the business of renting or leasing motor vehicles absent negligence on the part of the vehicle owner. 1,607 more words
Odd Federal Graves Amendment Case: to Avoid Vicarious Liability Owner of Vehicle Must Prove its Affiliate was also Free of Negligence.
In Stratton v. Wallace, 11-CV-74-A HKS, 2014 WL 3809479 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2014), the court came to an odd result under the Graves Amendment (Transportation Equity Act of 2005 (49 USC § 30106)), a statute intended to preempt state law imposing liability on vehicle owners engaged in the business of renting or leasing motor vehicles absent a showing of negligence or criminal wrongdoing on the part of the owner. 1,632 more words