Hillary Booth Speaks on Contract Drafting for Transportation Companies
Ms. Booth was honored to be selected to speak at the Chicago Regional Conference of the Transportation Lawyers Association. Along with attorneys from around the country, Ms. Booth spoke generally regarding the negotiation and preparation of standard and unusual contracts used by freight brokers, motor carriers, and shippers. Ms. Booth's panel focused on problem provisions and creative ways to assist clients in achieving final contracts that benefit their business and reduce risk where possible.
Booth LLP Wins Bus Accident Case at Trial
In May 2021, Hillary Booth and Derek Lawson successfully defended a transport bus company and its driver against a complaint alleging negligence after a four-car accident took place in a busy intersection in Riverside, CA. Hillary and Derek established that an on-duty Riverside police officer's negligence was the cause of the accident, and that the firm's clients we not liable to the plaintiff. The case involved complicated legal issues concerning the immunity of the police officer and the impact of that immunity on the apportionment of liability. Plaintiff has appealed the case to the California Court of Appeals.