Anthony Laura, a partner in the firm's Newark, NJ office, was interviewed by Channel 9 News (My9 News) about a New Jersey commercial truck driver who received a $1,000 fine for speaking Spanish while driving through Maryland. The story explored whether or not the driver's civil rights had been violated.
Maryland has a statute that mirrors a federal law that essentially states if you drive a commercial truck, you must be able to speak English. Within the past year, this law has been applied 20,000 to 25,000 times.
In his interview, Laura stated, "You have to think of it more as a public safety issue. You do want truck drivers who are driving large vehicles to be able to understand road signs clearly."