Will California’s New Zero-Emission Truck Rule Zero-Out Owner-Operator Opportunities?

  Last week the California Air Resource Board (“CARB”) adopted what it has heralded as a “first-in-the-world” rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel to electric zero-emission trucks starting in 2024. CARB anticipates that by 2030, nearly one in three new tractor-trailers in California will have zero emissions. This is likely the first of […]

Big Brother and the License Plate Data Holding Company: Your Constitutional Right to Privacy on the Open Road

  Since the beginning of this year, the Tennessee legislature has been considering a bill that would bring law enforcement surveillance cameras, automated license plate readers (ALPRs), to the state’s interstate highways.[1] They would not, however, be used for traffic enforcement.[2] Instead, these cameras would be used to further big data policing strategies, which have […]

OOIDA Files Amicus Brief in Support of Current Injunction of AB 5 Enforcement

  The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (“OOIDA”) in support of the preliminary injunction currently preventing California from enforcing the state’s new worker classification law AB 5. The United States District Court for the Southern District of California imposed the injunction earlier this year […]

Public Eyes, They’re Watching You

        A lawsuit filed in late March by JUMP—Uber’s dockless shared electric scooter and bike service—against the City of Los Angeles serves as a timely reminder that just because you travel on public roadways does not mean the government can engage in unbridled surveillance. JUMP’s challenge to Los Angeles’s data collection policy […]

Your Privacy Rights in the Time of COVID-19

  Earlier this month, the governor of Utah enacted an executive order to combat the spread of COVID-19 that requires travelers to turn over detailed personal information when entering the state. The executive order raises serious constitutional questions about the validity of warrantless government searches and serves as a timely reminder that even a national […]

Application for Paycheck Protection Loans for Small Businesses and Independent Contractors Now Available: What You Need to Know

              Last week, The Cullen Law Firm provided guidance on new loan and unemployment benefit programs implemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), the largest financial assistance package enacted in United States history. A principle component of the CARES Act was the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program and the […]