Andrew Danas Re-Appointed Co-Chair of ABA International Transportation Committee

Grove, Jaskiewicz and Cobert LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner Andrew Danas has assumed the position of Co-Chair of the International Transportation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law for the 2015-2016 term.

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Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Pre-Emption of State Law Claims in Frequent Flyer Decision

On April 2, 2014 the Supreme Court issued its decision in Northwest, Inc., v. Ginsberg.  In a unanimous decision, the Court held that a passenger’s state law claims against an airline for terminating his participation in the airline’s frequent flyer

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Federal Maritime Commission To Adjust Optional Bond for China Operations

The Federal Maritime Commission today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the bond limits of a Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier who needs to do business in China. At present an NVOCC is required to carry a basic bond of $75,000,

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Washington State Voters Throw Out State Controlled Liquor Sales

Washington State Voters Throw Out State Controlled Liquor Sales On November 8, 2011, Costco and other big retailers successfully convinced Washington State voters to approve Initiative 1183.  This will end the State’s long time monopoly on liquor sales.  The new

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