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The Trucking Industry Absorbs yet another blow at the hand of the California Supreme Court

The Trucking Industry Absorbs yet another blow at the hand of the California Supreme Court

Many California courts, politicians and regulators seem intent on attacking trucking and transportation companies. The California Supreme Court ‘s April 30, 2018 Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court (Case No. S222732) decision is the latest example of this assault on the industry. Much has already written about this decision ... Read More »

Reliance on extraordinary circumstances by air carrier succeeds

Reliance on extraordinary circumstances by air carrier succeeds

Passengers are entitled to compensation in case of long delays or cancellation of a flight. European Regulation 261/2004 (hereinafter: the Regulation) determines what amount should be compensated. An air carrier does not have to pay compensation in case extraordinary circumstances occurred and the air carrier could not have prevented these ... Read More »

Hazmat in the Mailroom?

Hazmat in the Mailroom?

An east coast household products manufacturing company received an emergency request from their sales team to have access to a sample of the latest formulation of mouthwash to present at a morning meeting with a large California based big box store customer. Given the importance of the customer, the COO ... Read More »

Online traders take note: the EU Commission’s online dispute resolution platform

Online traders take note: the EU Commission’s online dispute resolution platform

Online dispute resolution platform Regulation (EU) No. 524/2013 on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes has directly applied in all EU Member States, including Germany, since January 2016. The Regulation applies only to online trade with consumers by companies headquartered in Europe (i.e. not in Switzerland, China or the USA). ... Read More »

EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

On Thursday, 23rd June 2016, the public will determine whether the United Kingdom remains in the European Union. A lot has been written and said by the ‘Brexit’ and ‘Bremain’ camps about the impact of that decision, most recently by the US President. However, casting political allegiances aside, what could ... Read More »

A commercial agent’s entitlement to indemnity: can this really be excluded?

A commercial agent’s entitlement to indemnity: can this really be excluded?

In Europe, commercial agent legislation is based on a uniform European directive (86/653/EEC) and is therefore largely harmonised and enshrined in law. The Directive provides for mandatory implementation by national law of some provisions in the respective national law, i.e. principal and commercial agent cannot deviate from this. Contractual agreements ... Read More »

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