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Daniel Sullivan Participates in International Round-table on Transportation Law

This month Daniel C. Sullivan participated in a virtual roundtable discussion focusing on transportation law.  The virtual round table took place on www.corporatelivewire.com which is an online resource aimed at providing business owners and investors with insight on recent developments in the legal and financial sector. Daniel was chosen to participate due to his extensive

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Save Your Business Millions with a Solid Back Solicitation Clause

A federal jury in Illinois awarded a multi-million dollar jury verdict in favor of a third party logistics company, Alliance 3PL Corporation, against a carrier, New Prime, Inc. (d/b/a Prime, Inc.), for back soliciting the customer of the 3PL but the award was reversed based on the language contained in the back solicitation clause of

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Carmack Preemption Remains Alive and Well

On September 16, 2014, Judge Staci M. Yandle of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois issued a decision granting our motor carrier client’s motion to dismiss a shipper-defendant’s counterclaim holding that the Carmack Amendment preempted claims for negligence in The Mason and Dixon Lines, Inc. v. Walters Metal Fabrication, Inc.,

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Truth in Leasing Regulations Trump Conflicting Terms of Owner-Operator Agreement

In Argonaut Midwest Ins. Co. v. Morales, 2014 IL App. (1st) 130745 (Sep. 3, 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, recently held that an owner-operator’s bobtail insurer did not have a duty to defend or indemnify an authorized motor carrier under its policy where the owner-operator was under dispatch.

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Commercial Collections: Enforcing Your Judgment

If you have filed suit and the court has entered a commercial collections judgment in your favor, it is doubtful that the defendant has whipped out their check book and paid you on the spot. Many times post-judgment or supplemental proceedings must take place for you to enforce and collect on your judgment. Several options

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