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  • Scopelitis in the News: "Mock Trial Showcases Nuances of Tire-Related Accidents." March 9, 2022. Transport Topics.
    Transport Topics coverage of a mock trial led by Scopelitis at the 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition that showcased what could happen after a tire-related traffic accident. 
  • Law Alert: New Federal Arbitration Law - Impact on Transportation Providers
    Congress passed H.R. 4445, the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” The primary provisions of the new law appear to fall outside of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). However, the law does amend certain parts of the FAA to ensure that the new provisions concerning sexual assault and harassment claims apply “notwithstanding” anything to the contrary found in the FAA. Our arbitration team shares key takeaways for transportation providers.
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2022
    In this issue:
     • Unclaimed Property: A Lurking Liability for the Unwary
     • M&A Considerations for Air and Ocean Forwarders
     • Transportation Worker Exemption from the FAA Requires a “Contract of Employment”
     • Supreme Court Stays and OSHA Withdraws Vaccine/Testing Mandate
     • Spotlight on Cargo Claim Practice
     • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road 
     • Scopelitis For the Record
     • Dispatches
  • Law Alert: Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s Vaccine/Testing Mandate
    The Supreme Court ordered a stay of OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The Court held that Congress had not given OSHA authority to issue such a sweeping regulation addressing a public health concern that was not an occupation-specific risk.