Sending a message to toll authorities nationwide that use highway tolls as a piggybank for unrelated projects, American Trucking Associations today filed a lawsuit challenging the New York State Thruway Authority’s diversion of millions of dollars of toll revenues every year to maintain the tourism and recreational facilities that make up the New York Canal System.
Judge Kathryn Vratil on Jan. 10 issued a final settlement order in a class-action lawsuit against U.S. refiners and retailers over allegedly selling illegal 'hot fuel' gasoline and diesel fuel. In the suit, consumer parties argued that they either got mor
The Institute for Legal Reform of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued its ninth ranking of the civil liability systems of the fifty states. The ranking was determined by a poll of senior business attorneys and executives, who were asked to rank state
A federal court on May 29 dismissed a novel lawsuit against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Co. and Union Pacific Corp. brought by environmental groups in October 2011 seeking to label diesel particulates as contaminants under the federal Resource Conservati
On Sept. 2, the Teamsters and Public Citizen filed a 'Petition for Review' with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to review the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's (DOT) plan to implement a cross-border pilot program with Mexico.
An appeals court in Washington, D.C., rejected the American Petroleum Institute and the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of the biodiesel blending provisions
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday said it would hear a challenge to a Court of Appeals decision allowing several states to maintain a public nuisance lawsuit
A federal district court judge in Kansas granted class-action status for two lawsuits claiming that fuel retailers are short-changing consumers by selling 'hot fuel.'
ATA filed its post-trial brief Friday, March 14 in its litigation with the Port of Los Angeles (POLA). The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction against the port's concession plan mechanism. ATA expects a final decision on the matter soon.
On May 3, Navistar International Corp. announced that it had negotiated a settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and would drop its lawsuit challenging EPA's certification policies for 2010 engines equipped with selective cata