For more than a year, prominent San Diego defense attorney Robert Tyson has been scolding his colleagues for not sharing trial defense strategies to beat plaintiff attorneys in the nation’s courtrooms. Here are his tactics for winning in court.June 23, 2021
A federal appeals court is being asked to overturn a lower court’s determination that state law does not require motor carriers to pay drivers separately for nondriving work such as inspections, refueling, and loading and unloading at docks, when drivers are paid on what’s known as a piece-rate basis.February 9, 2021
Attorneys for Walmart Inc. have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its ruling that affirmed a district court’s judgment that the company must pay a court-certified class of its California truck drivers more than $54 million in back pay mostly for layovers, but also some rest breaks and pre-trip and post-trip inspections.January 24, 2020
A lawsuit CRST Expedited Inc. filed against Swift Transportation Co. that alleged Swift “poached” drivers was one of three such challenges CRST has lodged against competitors, but is so far the only one that has resulted in a financial penalty.August 6, 2019
An association of small to medium-sized motor carriers has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject a decision last month by a federal district judge in California to dismiss a challenge to the so-called “ABC test,” which is used to decide if a contractor should be classified as an employee in California.April 25, 2019
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In light of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court case involving York City and a freight brokerage company, the city and local tax bureau are taking a look to make sure utility companies are paying the taxes they're supposed to.
The owner of a small Texas trucking company, whose 18-wheeler was used without permission by the Drug Enforcement Administration in a botched Zetas Cartel sting that left the driver dead, wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate his lawsuit.
The West Virginia Supreme Court will take up Morgantown’s truck ban when it comes to the WVU College of Law on March 1.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals by two trucking companies that mounted challenges to a California law requiring employers to provide meal breaks to workers.May 11, 2015