GJC Attorney Chairs ABA Program on Disruptive Technologies

GJC Partner Andrew Danas recently chaired and spoke at a program on Disruptive and Emerging Technologies for and Beyond Transportation – Insurance and Liability Issues for the New Era at the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s 2017 Spring

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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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FMCSA Issues MAP-21 Q&A Guidelines For Brokers and Forwarders

Last year, President Obama signed into law MAP-21, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.”  This law funds a number of surface highway programs.  It also includes a number of new registration and bonding requirements for transportation

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FMC Proposes Significant Changes to the Licensing and Regulation of Ocean Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is proposing the most significant changes since 1998 to its regulations governing the licensing and regulation of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs).  Under U.S. law, OTIs are third party intermediaries that arrange for or provide international

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Posted in All Advisories, International Law, Practice & Industries, Shipping, Transportation

FMC Foreign NVOCC NRA Proposal Would Require New Registration of All Foreign NVOCCs

In 2011 the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) exempted licensed non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) from their rate tariff publishing obligations under the United States Shipping Act.    NVOCCs that opt to invoke this exemption do not have to adhere to the law’s

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Posted in All Advisories, International Law, Practice & Industries, Shipping, Transportation

Customs Aims to Tighten the Operations of Bonded Carriers

Foreign goods arriving at a U.S. port must normally first have U.S. Customs duties and other formalities satisfied before the goods can enter the commerce of the United States.  An exception exists for foreign goods destined for a foreign country

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Posted in All Advisories, Customs, International Law, Practice & Industries, Transportation

Supreme Court Limits Right to Patent Certain Medical Diagnostic Methods

The United States Supreme Court has issued an important decision limiting the ability to obtain patents on certain medical diagnostic methods.  Under the U.S. Patent laws, patents can be obtained for any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition

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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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Congress Reforms the Patent Process

The America Invents Act, a new law passed by Congress last week and expected to be signed into law by President Obama, is the first significant reform of the Patent application process in sixty years. The Act makes a number

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Posted in All Advisories, Patents & Trademarks, Practice & Industries