Amici Curiae Come to UPS’s Aid in Appeals over Cigarette Deliveries – Lexology

In the cross-appeals of a $246,975,614 judgment won by New York State and New York City, amici curiae have filed briefs in support of the United Parcel Service, Inc., (“UPS”). The case is New York v. UPS, Nos. 17-1993, -2107, -2111 (2d Cir.).

The amici curiae have focused on the judgment amount and several aspects of the underlying liability determinations. As might have been expected, the most salient issue raised involves the constitutional implications of the lower court’s overwhelming award of penalties – which accounted for just under 95% of the State’s award and more than 99% of the City’s.

UPS Dramatically Increases Use Of Renewable Natural Gas

UPS Agreement for 10 Million Gallon Equivalents a Year with Big Ox Energy is its Largest Commitment to Date

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC) to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024. Use of RNG yields up to a 90% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional diesel.

Amazon’s Last Mile – Gizmodo

Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers alike are nearly oblivious to the program’s existence.

UPS Adopts Proxy Bylaw

UPS today announced its board of directors has adopted amended bylaws that incorporate current best practices and changes in Delaware law, including proxy access, which allows eligible shareowners to include their own director nominees in the company’s proxy materials.

The board adopted proxy access as part of its ongoing commitment to strong corporate governance practices, following thoughtful discussions with shareowners through the Company’s long-standing outreach program. “We engaged with our shareowners and carefully considered their feedback on this important issue,” said David Abney, UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.