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Big News For Small Mobility: Germany Opens Up To E-Scooters
Germany is about to pass a new law that will officially allow e-scooters on public roads. The new law, adopted today, will give people more choices for transportation and allow for modern, green and clean mobility in cities.
United States
31 May 2019
2018 Protest Roundup
In this post, we not only provide our regular recap of key protest decisions from December 2018, but also discuss some of the key decisions from 2018 as well as a few take-aways
United States
10 Jan 2019
U.S. DOT Revamps Federal Guidance On Automated Vehicle Development And Rollout
Updating and building on guidance issued one year ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a new federal guidance document entitled Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 ("AV 3.0").
United States
12 Oct 2018
CPSC Gives Kids' Meals A Boost—New Mandatory Standard For Booster Seats
Safety standards for booster seats will no longer be a polite suggestion. On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
United States
2 Aug 2018
California Opens The Road To Fully Driverless Cars; Federal Policymaking Slowly Rolls Forward
On February 26, 2018, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced new regulations allowing fully driverless cars to be tested on California roads as of April 2, 2018.
United States
5 Mar 2018
Old Republic – Personal Jurisdiction Trending Defendant Friendly
In a recent decision regarding the scope of personal jurisdiction, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals extended the recent trend of limiting the reach of personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants.
United States
28 Dec 2017
Air Supremacy: Court Finds That Federal Aviation Regulations Preempt City Drone Regulation
On September 21, 2017, the District of Massachusetts ruled that Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) preempt many of the restrictions that the City of Newton
United States
12 Oct 2017
Wheels Are Turning On Federal Self-Driving Policy
One year ago, the federal government test drove its first set of self-driving policies with a four-part announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
United States
28 Sep 2017
USDOT Seeks To Remove "Speedbumps" For Transportation Infrastructure Projects, Opens A Revamped Grant Program To Accelerate Public-Private Infrastructure Investment
President Trump recently debuted his "Plan to Rebuild America's Infrastructure," which describes his vision for overhauling the nation's infrastructure.
United States
21 Jul 2017
A Simple Case Of Statutory Interpretation: The FAA Lacks Authority To Require Model Aircraft Operators To Register
On Friday, May 19, 2017, a federal appellate court struck down an integral part of the FAA's attempt to safely monitor and integrate small unmanned aerial systems ("sUAS") into the national airspace.
United States
31 May 2017
FAA Announces First Ever Drone-Specific Airspace Restrictions
On April 7, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would use its preexisting authority under 14 C.F.R. § 99.7 to "address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations over 133 military facilities."
United States
18 Apr 2017
In A Victory For The "Drone Slayer," Federal Judge Rejects Pilot's Attempt To Create Federal Question Jurisdiction
On March 21, 2017, a federal judge in the Western District of Kentucky dismissed a lawsuit brought by a drone pilot, David Boggs, against the "Drone Slayer" William Merideth...
United States
6 Apr 2017
Snapchat Clocks Section 230 Win In Speed Filter Case
We have been monitoring a trend of cases narrowing the immunity provided to website operators under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).
United States
21 Feb 2017
CARB Issues Midterm Review Of Its Advanced Clean Cars Program And Invites Comments On The Program's Future
On January 12, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a Midterm Review of California's Advanced Clean Cars program, which established Low-Emission Vehicle III...
United States
20 Feb 2017
FINAL FAR RULE: Prohibition On Reimbursement For Congressional Investigations And Inquiries
On January 13, 2017, the DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule, effective that day, that disallows costs incurred by a contractor in connection with a Congressional investigation or inquiry...
United States
6 Feb 2017
Fuel Economy And Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Automobiles: EPA Announces That No Adjustments To The Standards For Model Years 2022-2025 Will Be Made
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) yesterday announced its proposed determination that greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs)...
United States
7 Dec 2016
U.S. DOT Issues Request For Information Regarding Potentially Unfair Business Practices
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the White House and the United States Department of Transportation announced a suite of actions to enhance protections for consumers who travel by air.
United States
2 Nov 2016
Autonomous Vehicles: USDOT Issues New Policy On Development And Deployment Of Automated Vehicle Technologies
The U.S. Department of Transportation released a new policy designed to expedite the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle technologies in the United States while protecting public safety.
United States
21 Sep 2016
Drones: FAA Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule For Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
On Tuesday, June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration issued Part 107, the Final Rule for Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
United States
30 Jun 2016
Third Circuit Limits Federal Aviation Act Preemption For Product Liability Claims
In a departure from a string of cases supporting field preemption of state-law aviation product liability claims under certain circumstances by the Federal Aviation Act (FAAct), the Third Circuit recently held that the FAAct does not categorically preempt such claims.
United States
27 Apr 2016
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