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 […]

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 […]

Celadon Owner-Operators: Does the Bankruptcy Affect Your Escrow?

  In early December 2019, Celadon, an Indianapolis-based truckload carrier that grossed $1 billion as recently as 2015, filed for bankruptcy, making it perhaps the largest trucking company bankruptcy in U.S. history.  Celadon employed 2,500 truck drivers and worked with 380 owner-operators. Certain of those owner-operators may have had escrow accounts on trucking equipment which they […]

Is the FAAAA Preemption Writing on the Wall for AB 5?

  Motor carriers and owner-operators are closely watching the State’s appeal of the preliminary injunction granted in the California Trucking Association’s (“CTA”) legal challenge to AB 5. There is reason to believe the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will affirm the district court’s holding that AB 5 is likely preempted by […]