Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Recent landmark trucking case from WDNY - Graves Amendment

“A landmark decision affecting the trucking industry nationally was recently made in U.S. Federal Court, the Western District of New York.
For the first time, the Graves Amendment, a 9-year-old federal statute protecting car rental and truck companies from liability in operator accidents, was rejected from being used in a civil action against the vehicle’s owner.”

You can find a copy of the decision on PACER or Google Scholar. The case Stratton v. Wallace, No. 11-CV-74-A(HKS).
United States District Court, W.D. New York.
July 31, 2014.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

July/August Issue of ALLUNY Newsletter available

The July/August issue of ALLUNY Newsletter is now available at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/2014-02summer.pdf .

Back issues and other information is available at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/newslett.asp

Congratulations to editor Barbara Briggs and all contributors on a wonderful issue!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Job posting: Administrative Law Information Systems Manager (Secretary of the State, Hartford CT)

The following position has been announced:

Administrative Law Information Systems Manager
Secretary of the State, Hartford CT

Closing Date: Sept. 5, 2014

  • This position will manage a currently-in-development information system for electronic adoption, publishing and public access to state administrative law and related information resources. 
  • A more detailed description is provided in the official job class specification available at: http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=6882
Qualifications Summary:
  • A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • Four years of professional experience in an academic, government or firm law library or similar setting providing legal information services.
  • The four years of experience must include one year of specialized experience in electronic services or a related technology-oriented professional library position involving substantially similar duties.
  • A JD or equivalent degree from an ABA or AALS-accredited institution may be substituted for one year of the experience excluding the specialized experience.
The official eligibility requirements and application instructions for this position are specified in the job posting available at: 

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.