Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

How To Challenge An FMCSA Notice of Claim.

CHALLENGING CIVIL PENALTIES IMPOSED BY THE FMCSA

When a Motor Carrier faces an FMCSA Notice of Claim for violations of the regulations, what are the Motor Carrier's options?  An explanation of its choices is found at 49 CFR 386.14.  Those choices are three:1.  Accept that all of the charges are … [Continue reading]

Not Everyone Agrees That Nevada Will Follow Majority Rule Dismissing Negligent Entrustment / Supervision / Training Where Motor Carrier Admits Course And Scope

Negligent Entrustment

Readers of the Nevada Trucking Law Blog know that Nevada Supreme Court has yet to decide whether claims of negligent hiring, training, supervision or retention can survive once an employer has admitted its employee driver was in the course and scope … [Continue reading]

Nevada Supreme Court Enforces Employee Exclusion

Employee Exclusion

Pacific Clay Products makes concrete pipes.  Pacific Clay Products tells its driver, Mr. Wambolt, to deliver a load of concrete pipes to Ace Plumbing & Heating in Las Vegas, Nevada.When Mr. Wambolt arrives in Las Vegas, he needs a forklift to … [Continue reading]

TIDA Volunteers Assist NPHY

Trucking Industry Defense Association

   On the morning of October 25, 2017 BLWM attorney Mike Mills and a dedicated group of volunteers descended upon the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) drop in shelter to lend a hand.The volunteers were in … [Continue reading]

The Nevada Court of Appeals Follows a Push-Down Model

The Nevada Court of Appeals follows a Push-Down Model

At the time that the Nevada Law Blogs last treated the Nevada Court System, there was no Nevada Court of Appeals. Since then, things have changed. So how about an update regarding appeals in Nevada.In 2014, the Nevada voters approved the creation … [Continue reading]