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FMCSA Modifies Hours of Service Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency in the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), recently updated hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in an attempt to improve …

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COVID-19 Immunity Legislation

See below for additional media appearances by KTLA President and attorney at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman David Morantz on proposed COVID-19 immunity legislation: Lawrence: Kansas lawmakers look to prevent coronavirus-related lawsuits, Lawrence Journal-World, May 12, 2020 Manhattan: Kansas …

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The Kansas City Star: Kansans Won’t Have Needed Protections if Lawmakers Rush to Limit Coronavirus Liability

David Morantz, president of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, says that unfortunately, it isn’t only doers of good deeds who are coming out with COVID-related products. “There are some bad actors out there” interested in cashing …

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Kansas Lawmakers Look To Prevent Lawsuits Over Coronavirus

Amidst debate among lawmakers over efforts to shield business owners from potential COVID-19 lawsuits, David Morantz, Leawood attorney at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman and the Kansas Trial Lawyers’ Association president, is of the belief that such …

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Kansas Business Community Seeks Protection From Covid-19 Related Lawsuits

A proposed bill would protect Kansas business owners from lawsuits related to COVID-19, but the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (KTLA) and Disability Rights Center of Kansas are calling foul. Attorney at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman and …

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MoDOT Extends Heavy Load Permit in Response to COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently extended the time period allowing trucks to carry heavier loads on interstates and highways throughout the state in order to ensure the continued flow of goods aiding the …

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MoDOT Issues COVID-19 Briefing

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently released a briefing detailing its plans for dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (MoDOT COVID-19 Briefing). Although continuing to evaluate the effect of COVID-19 on its operations, MoDOT has …

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MoDOT Says Highway Safety Even More Important During Coronavirus Crisis

When most of the country is stuck at home trying to avoid a contagious virus, the hospital is the last place you’d want to be. With that in mind, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) …

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FMCSA Declares Emergency for CMV Drivers Aiding Fight Against Coronavirus 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration (FMCSA), an agency of the United States  Department of Transportation, recently announced the decision to expand hours-of-service regulatory relief granted to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers transporting emergency supplies in …

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OSHA Awards Compensation to Whistleblower Driver

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency in the United States Department of Labor, recently found that a Hartford, Connecticut, commercial motor carrier was in violation of the whistleblower provisions of the Surface …

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