ADA claimant must request reasonable accommodation
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed a trial court's summary judgment in favor of an employer and against a former employee in an Americans With Disabilities Act case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1201 in Robin v. Espo Engineering Corp., No. 98-3909 (served 1/13/00).
Carmack claim against motor, rail carriers dismissed due to late shipper claim
In LTA Group v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., 101 F.Supp. 2d 93 (N.D.N.Y. 6/21/00), the United States district court for the Northern District of New York granted the defendants' motions for summary judgment on a shipper/freight forwarder's Carmack Amendment claim against both a motor and rail carrier due to the shipper's failure to file timely loss and damage claims.
Illinois Court OOIDA’s challenge to Illinois Motor Fuel Use Tax Act
On December 2, 1999, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois rejected a constitutional attack on the Illinois Motor Fuel Use Tax Act, 35 ILCS 505/13a, in Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association ("OOIDA") v. Bower, 99 CH-02632, on a number of grounds.
No consequential damages on Carmack Amendment claim
The U.S. district court for the Northern District of Illinois recently issued an important decision in Linc Equipment Services, Inc. v. Signal Medical Services, Inc., 1999 WL 1144919 (N.D.Ill. 12/2/99).
Transportation law significance of negligent hiring claim
The Illinois Appellate Court's recent decision on the issue of negligent hiring in Strickland v. Communications & Cable of Chicago, 304 Ill. App. 3d 679, 710 N.E. 2d 55 (First Dist., 1999) is an important decision not only for purposes of employment law, but also for purposes of transportation law for the reasons detailed below.
U.S. District Court addresses broker cargo liability issues
The pending U.S. District Court action in Custom Cartage, Inc. v. Motorola, Inc. is providing well reasoned and important transportation law opinions addressing a number of issues, including broker responsibility for cargo loss and damage claims.