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Issue 54 | February 2021

Good News for the Trucking Industry from the Ninth Circut

On January 15, 2021, in International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. FMCSA, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a prior decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) that federal law, specifically the FMCSA’s rest break regulations, preempts California’s meal and rest break rules.

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By:  John H. Shaffery

Checking the Temperature on COVID-19 Lawsuits

A major concern of this unprecedented pandemic relates to an employer’s potential liability for workers contracting COVID-19 on the job

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By:  Jason A. Benkner

Featured Verdict: Auto v Auto

Martinez-Pineda, et al. v. United States of America, et al. (United States Central District No. 5:17-cv-02256-WDK-SP): On December 23, 2020 Judge William D. Keller entered a bench verdict in favor of plaintiff Miguel Martinez-Pineda for $22 million and against the United States of America.

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