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Trial Lawyers Seek Supreme Court Review of Graves Law

Graves Law, originally passed in 2005, prohibits states from imposing vicarious liability on non-negligent owners of rented and leased vehicles. A group of lawyers recently filed a petition for review and responses to the petition are due by Oct. 21.

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Texas CDW Legislation Defeated

Legislation that would have imposed unnecessarily strict requirements on vehicle rental companies that sell Collision Damage Waivers (CDWs) has been defeated through the work of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA).

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Florida Supreme Court Upholds Graves Law

In Vargas v. Enterprise Leasing Co., the Florida Supreme Court rejected the plaintiff's argument that Florida statutes that set caps on vicarious liability are "financial responsibility laws" that are preserved by the Graves Law.

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TRALA Seeks Confirmation on Colo. Daily Fee Interpretation

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association is seeking clarification from the Colorado Department of Revenue regarding collection of a $2 daily fee in the state.

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TRALA Touts Security Program in Response to NY Legislation

New York legislation is being proposed that would impose state-specific security mandates on truck rental companies in New York. TRALA says it has an alternative solution.

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Canadian Province Approves Vicarious Liability Reform

Alberta's new regulation will limit the liability of non-negligent owners of vehicles operating under both long-term lease and short-term rental agreements.

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TRALA Defends Graves Law in U.S. Senate Hearing on Vicarious Liability

TRALA President and CEO Tom James testified before Congress Tuesday in support of preservation of the existing federal law, known as the Graves/Boucher Law, which preempts states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles.

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TRALA Questions Policy Change in Virginia Vehicle Rental Tax

The DMV rule states that motor vehicle renters should collect 10 percent rental tax on items such as parking tickets, delivery charges, pickup charges, recovery charges, pass through charges, transportation charges and third party service charges, because DMV considers these items to be part of the gross proceeds from the rental.

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Coalition Succeeds in Effort to Stop Repeal of Graves Law

The TRALA, other industry associations, rental companies and vehicle manufacturers formed a diverse coalition, which stood in opposition Congressman Braley’s amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 to repeal the Graves Law.

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Here We Go Again: Graves Amendment Under Attack

A proposed amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 would overturn existing law preventing vicarious liability of renting and leasing companies. Industry associations claimed a small victory this week—but it may not be over.

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