Date archive: September 2014

Potential New Regulation Speeding Your Way

A new proposed regulation is expected to hit the Federal Register on December 12, 2014 involving speed-limiters. The proposal is expected to require the installation of speed-limiting devices on trucks that weigh 26,000 pounds or more. The American Trucking Association is pushing to have the limiters set to 65 mph. Such a limiter has been…

Lewellen v. Franklin: Missouri Supreme Court Holds Statutory Cap on Punitive Damages Unconstitutional

On September 9, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court unanimously struck down the State’s punitive damage cap in Lewellen v. Franklin, 2014 WL 4425202 (Mo. banc Sept. 9, 2014). The plaintiff in Lewellen was a 77-year-old widow with less than $1,000 of monthly income who contracted to purchase a vehicle with National Auto Sales North’s (“National”)…

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