Category Archives: Legal Watch

Frank Botta Featured Speaker at TLA Chicago Regional Seminar

Feb
01
2019

Frank Botta, Chair of The Lynch Law Group Transportation Practice, joined a distinguished panel of speakers from across the country to address a variety of topics of interest to transportation attorneys at the  Alternative Dispute Resolution Boot Camp, offered by …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation

VRBO, Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Jan
21
2019

Your Short-Term Rental Legal Field Guide

Krista Kochosky, Chair of Real Estate at The Lynch Law Group
Krista Kochosky

Airbnbs, VRBOs and other short-term rentals are creating numerous legal questions across the United States. On one hand, Airbnbs and VRBOs are generating local economic benefit, but on the other hand, their …

Posted in Legal Watch, Real Estate, Events

Supreme Court Limits Use Of Arbitration In Transportation Industry

Jan
18
2019
Picture of truck travelling up a mountain.

Court’s Ruling Is Disappointing Blow For Transportation Companies

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously decided a significant case which will have tremendous impact on transportation companies that attempt to utilize arbitration agreements with their independent contractors. In …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment, Transportation

Estate Planning Now Must Include Digital Assets

Jan
03
2019

Chuck Hadad Discusses Estate Planning in Butler Business Matters Article

In a recent news story published in Butler Business Matters, Chuck Hadad stresses that every person’s estate plan should include include provisions for passing on their digital assets. And …

Posted in Legal Watch, Business Succession Planning, Estates and Trusts

Drivers Hauling Sand for Fracking Operations May Qualify For HOS Exemption

Dec
20
2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has indicated that drivers hauling sand used for hydraulic fracturing, meaning frack sand, are now eligible to use an hours-of-service exception that extends the workday if their equipment meets specific criteria.

Criteria for

Posted in Legal Watch

Impact of Adverse Driving Conditions on Hours of Service

Dec
10
2018

With the winter season challenges fast approaching, it is wise to revisit how severe weather and adverse driving conditions may impact motor carrier operators and Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Extreme weather and …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation

Results of 2018 CVSA Brake Safety Week Inspections Released

Dec
06
2018

CVSA Brake Safety Week Inspections Released

In an effort to address brake system violations, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspectors conducted 35,080 inspections on commercial motor vehicles during the week of September 16-22, 2018.

During CVSA’s Annual Brake Safety Week, inspections on commercial motor vehicles …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation

What GDPR Means For Your Cookies Policy

Dec
05
2018

Cookies Policy and GDPRCookies are pieces of tracking data which are placed by websites on users’ browsers. They serve several different purposes. For example, websites might use cookies to track whether a user is logged into an account, whether they’ve added or removed …

Posted in Legal Watch, Corporate, International Business

Workplace Claims On The Rise

Nov
27
2018

470 Labor and Employment Lawsuits Filed In One Week

The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. reported that approximately 470 labor and employment lawsuits were filed in federal courts accusing employers of workplace violations between November 11, 2018 and November 17, …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Chuck Hadad Will Instruct The Probate Process from Start to Finish

Nov
08
2018

Chuck Hadad, Chair of The Lynch Law Group’s Estates and Trusts Practice, will instruct the National Business Institute seminar, The Probate Process from Start to Finish on November 30, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center.

Chuck will discuss tax …

Posted in Legal Watch, Estates and Trusts, Events