December 5, 2013
They want a judge to order the transit agency to abide by the tentative deal that was reached Oct. 21. On Nov. 21, the BART board of directors approved only part of the deal, excluding a provision giving employees six weeks of paid family leave that they said they hadn't meant to include.
September 23, 2013
David Plamondon died after being hit in a crosswalk on campus by a bus driven by a fellow student. The driver pleaded no contest to negligent homicide and was sentenced to two years of probation.
August 21, 2013
The lawsuit stated that ArrivalStar’s patents related to arrival and status messaging systems for the transportation systems were invalid and unenforceable.
Seeks to end foreign owned investment company's practice of bringing unfounded, unsustainable patent infringement actions against its members, including numerous publicly funded transit systems, agencies and their suppliers.
August 1, 2013
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Johannes Mehserle's claim of immunity, which stated that the facts in the case showed he “was acting consistently within the legitimate law enforcement objective of arresting Grant." The ruling allows Grant's father to sue over the killing.
June 27, 2013
APTA seeks to halt frivolous patent infringement claims against public transit systems throughout the country by two foreign companies stating they own or are the exclusive licensee of patents relating to arrival and status messaging systems for the transportation industry.
April 24, 2013
Will provide $4 million for an agriculture preservation fund to resolve claims that part of its project could violate state environment law. Will also pay about $1 million in attorneys’ fees to county farm bureaus and other groups that sued.
April 9, 2013
Follows a coach crash last December that killed nine and injured 38. Claims of ODOT’s negligence include failure to equip the stretch of Interstate 84 with barriers strong enough to prevent the bus from leaving the roadway and not adequately plowing and sanding the freeway.
March 6, 2013
A Sacramento County judge upheld the California High-Speed Rail Authority's environmental-review process for the controversial rail project in spite of an effort by Peninsula-area cities to stop it.
January 30, 2013
The rail authority agreed to consider the city's concerns about the route options in and around the city and cover up to $300,000 of the city's legal fees associated with the lawsuit. The settlement removes one hurdle from construction plans this year on the first segment in Madera and Fresno counties.
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