2013 Articles

Chicago district court rejects claimed FAAAA preemption regarding intrastate regulation of for-hire trucking By William D. Brejcha December 2013 A summary of the recent case of Nationwide Freight Systems, Inc., et al. v. Thomas Baudino.
Peoria, Illinois trial court rejects Sperl-based claim that a motor carrier & driver were the “agents” of broker C.H. Robinson on a Robinson-brokered load By William D. Brejcha April 2013 This trial court decision is a well-reasoned decision that stands out as a case where plaintiff efforts to impose liability on a broker or shipper for carrier negligence/ misconduct were not successful.