The ABC’s of AB5: California’s New Employment Classification Law

Last year, California’s governor signed AB 5 into law establishing a new test for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. This classification determines the rights and benefits to which a worker is entitled. Commonly referred to as the ABC test, it went into effect on January 1, […]

The Cullen Law Firm PLLC Files Petition with the Supreme Court to Review Excessive Tolls Issues on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Cullen Law Firm PLLC has filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that dismissed a challenge to the tolls imposed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Petitioners the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the […]

The Cullen Law Firm Seeks to Enjoin the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission from Transferring Millions in Excess Tolls to PennDOT For Support of Local Infrastructure Unrelated To Turnpike Use

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. (OOIDA) and the National Motorists Association (NMA), along with several individual plaintiffs, filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction today in support of their ongoing attack of what they allege are excessive and unconstitutional tolls imposed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Both OOIDA and NMA assert that tolls on […]

The Cullen Law Firm Wins Class Certification; Defeats Motion for Summary Judgment in BMC-85 Trust Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, DC – On March 9, 2018, Judge Daniel G. Martin granted class certification in a lawsuit brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (“OOIDA”) against Pacific Financial Association (“Pacific Financial”) and Federal Service Corporation (“Federal Service”).  The lawsuit alleges that Pacific Financial and Federal Service, trustees to a BMC-85 trust, failed to carry out […]

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON, DC – The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. (OOIDA), the National Motorists Association, and individuals representing the potential class of motorists who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The lawsuit filed on Friday, March 16, 2018 in the federal district court for the […]

The Cullen Law Firm Mourns the Passing of OOIDA’s Jim Johnston

Truckers and friends of truckers everywhere mourn the passing of Jim Johnston, a man who served over four decades as the unquestioned champion of the rights of truck drivers everywhere.  The attorneys at The Cullen Law Firm have been honored and blessed to have been partners with Jim and his beloved OOIDA during this entire […]


DOT Asks: What regulations should DOT “Knock Out?”

Washington, DC – The Department of Transportation is asking for the public’s suggestions on “existing regulations and other agency actions (…) that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension or modification.”  What comes to your mind?  The ELD rule? The 14 hour rule? Medical certification rules?  CSA?  Here is your opportunity to tell the DOT […]