I am happy to announce that my case, the first reported case in TN finding a violation of the FMCSR equals negligence per se, has now been reported at: Fortner v. Tecchio Trucking, Inc., 597 F.Supp.2d 755 (E.D.Tenn., 2009) 

The case also deals with the sudden emergency doctrine and several other matters.

Once the defendants realized that the court wasn’t going to let them escape responsibility for their actions, the case resolved favorably for my clients.