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Supreme Court Holds That Punitive Damages May Not Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims
On June 24, the Supreme Court held in Dutra Group v. Batterton that punitive damages may not be awarded under federal maritime law in connection with an unseaworthiness claim.
United States
8 Jul 2019
International Shipping Finance Goes Green
On June 18, 2019, a group of major ship finance banks1 announced the launch of the "Poseidon Principles," a framework for global responsible shipping finance.
United States
4 Jul 2019
Letting A Hundred Systems Blossom: Implied Preemption Of State-Law Tort Claims And NHTSA's Deliberately Flexible Approach To Autonomous Vehicles (Part 2)
As discussed in Part 1 of this article, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) announcing the agency's consideration of
United States
13 Jun 2019
Letting A Hundred Systems Blossom: Implied Preemption Of State-Law Tort Claims And NHTSA's Deliberately Flexible Approach To Autonomous Vehicles (Part 1)
The automotive industry is in the early stages of a technological revolution. Sensors and software are gradually replacing human drivers.
United States
10 Jun 2019
Mayer Brown Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court To Hold That Punitive Damages May Not Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims
In an earlier post, I discussed the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in Dutra Group v. Batterton, which presents the question whether punitive damages ...
United States
26 Feb 2019
Mexican Energy And Infrastructure: What To Expect In 2019
The revenue budget estimated for 2019 is USD $277,601 million1, which represents 21.1% of Mexico's GDP.
United States
15 Feb 2019
New FAA Law Supports Leasing Of US Airports To Private Operators
Changes in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) law passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump
United States
11 Oct 2018
DOT Releases AV 3.0
Yesterday, the US Department of Transportation ("DOT") released new guidance, Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 ("AV 3.0"), for the design, testing and deployment...
United States
8 Oct 2018
Evaluating Open Source Software To Build A Connected Autonomous Vehicle
Automobiles are becoming part of the Internet of Things. "Connected" technologies now power telematics and infotainment systems and increasingly are deployed for driver assistance...
United States
13 Sep 2018
Louisiana Supreme Court Wades Into Punitive Damages In Maritime Context
Louisiana generally does not permit punitive damages.
United States
5 Apr 2018
WTO Panel Finds That US Tax Incentives For Aircraft Constitute Prohibited Subsidies
On November 28, 2016, a World Trade Organization Panel issued its report in a dispute concerning seven tax-related incentives for civil aircraft provided by the state of Washington in the United States.
United States
7 Dec 2016
Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill Largely Positive For US Public-Private Partnership Market
The Highway Trust Fund, supported largely through user fees by way of federal gas tax revenues, serves as the primary mechanism for states to fund road and transit construction and maintenance projects.
United States
7 Dec 2015
US EPA Takes First Steps to Address GHG Emissions from Aircraft Engines
On June 10, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator proposed to find that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from certain classes of engines used in aircraft contribute to the air pollution that causes climate change and that endangers public health and welfare under section 231(a) of the Clean Air Act.
United States
11 Jun 2015
Supreme Court Docket Report - June 23, 2014
Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases of interest to the business community
United States
24 Jun 2014
Obama Administration Proposes To Give States Broad Authority To Toll Existing Interstates To Generate Revenue For Transportation Purposes
In a major policy shift with potentially large implications for US infrastructure public-private partnership ("PPP") activity, the Obama administration has proposed to change federal law to give US states broad authority to put tolls on existing interstate highways to provide funding for transportation purposes.
United States
1 May 2014
Supreme Court Decision Alert - April 2, 2014
Airline Deregulation Act—Federal Preemption—Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
United States
3 Apr 2014
Supreme Court Decision Alert - January 27, 2014
Recently the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community: Aviation and Transportation Security Act—Qualified Immunity For Voluntary ATSA Reporting; Fair Labor Standards Act—"Changing Clothes"
United States
30 Jan 2014
Mexico Announces US$315 Billion Infrastructure Spending Plan
It has been recently announced that Mexico will invest US$315 billion during the period 2013-2018 to upgrade Mexico's infrastructure.
United States
24 Jul 2013
President Obama Encourages Increased Private Investment In US Infrastructure
President Obama today announced a series of proposals to encourage greater private investment in US highways and other infrastructure assets.
United States
3 Apr 2013
Supreme Court Decision Alert - January 15, 2013
Under federal admiralty and maritime law, a "person providing necessaries to a vessel" has a maritime lien that may be enforced through an in rem civil action against the vessel.
United States
16 Jan 2013
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