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To Compete or Non-Compete

The use of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements by 3PLs is common, but in an industry where turn-over can be high, and protection of confidential and proprietary information vital, it's important that the employment agreements utilized in the industry reflect the ever-changing landscape of restrictive covenants.

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Federal Preemption, 3PLs, and Cargo Claims: A Primer

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Martha J. Payne | Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP A small group of men in Philadelphia in 1787 recognized that commerce between the states should be governed by federal law rather than state law. The Commerce Clause4 of the U.S. Constitution gave the federal government power to regulate commerce. Since then, federal regulation of the transportation industry has waxed ...

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“It Was a Very Good Year”

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COURTS SIDE WITH 3PLS OVER AGGRESSIVE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS IN TWO RULINGS Marc S. Blubaugh | Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Frank Sinatra certainly was not thinking about 3PLs when singing this Grammy-winning song back in 1966. However, the song’s title definitely resonates for 3PLs in 2018. In addition to capitalizing on the robust economy, 3PLs now also have ...

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The Rules of The Road: Avoiding Ambiguity in Documenting Your Load

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James W. Kelly, II | Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP Eric Arling | Integrity Express Logistics, LLC Everybody knows the drill. You finally get a shot at a load by a prospect you have been calling for months. You agree on a rate, find a qualified carrier, and you are off! If only it were that simple. When time ...

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Avoiding Traps in Termination and Common Separation Pitfalls

Jennifer B. Dunsizer and James W. Kelly, II |  Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Unfortunately, sometimes an employer needs to end an employment relationship. In many situations, it is in the best interests of the parties to enter into an agreement that defines the terms of the separation. Whether called a “separation agreement,” “severance agreement,” “retirement agreement,” or any ...

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