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New Jersey AG Files First Worker Misclassification Lawsuit Under New Law

New Jersey AG Matthew J. Platkin and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development filed a lawsuit against STG Logistics, Inc. and STG Drayage LLC (collectively, “STG”) alleging that the shipping and logistics companies misclassified employees as independent contractors in violation of state labor and benefits laws, which were amended in 2021 to…

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Democratic AGs Try to Drive a Truck Through Arbitration Act Exemption

A group of 16 Democratic AGs filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries, urging the reversal of a lower court’s holding that truck drivers for non-transportation companies do not fall within an exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The FAA requires workers who have signed arbitration agreements…

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AGs Express View that Hazardous Materials Regulation Is on the Right Track

A coalition of 13 AGs wrote a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation supporting a proposed rulemaking meant to close the informational gaps between railroads and first responders regarding hazardous material loads. In the letter, the AGs expressed approval of proposed updates to the Hazardous Materials Regulations, which would require railroads to provide…

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Soaring Number of Airline Complaints Lead AGs to Press Congress for Enforcement Authority

Congress is currently considering the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and could include changes that would allow state AGs to enforce federal aviation consumer protection laws against airlines. Airlines have been exempt from state consumer protection laws since 1978, when Congress passed the Airline Deregulation Act and ensured that the job of establishing, and…

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AGs Join U.S. DOJ in Objecting to JetBlue’s Acquisition of Spirit Airlines

The Massachusetts, New York, and the District of Columbia AGs joined the U.S. DOJ in filing an antitrust lawsuit challenging JetBlue Airways Corporation’s proposed acquisition of Spirit Airlines, Inc., arguing the acquisition violates Section 7 of the Clayton Act and should be enjoined.

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