Any member of TIDA, or their organization, firm, subsidiary, affiliate or related business may not represent, consult for or testify on behalf of plaintiffs in a personal injury case against a TIDA industry member or an insured of a TIDA industry member, unless first obtaining written consent or waiver to do so from the TIDA industry member. For purposes of this section, TIDA industry member includes the trucking company or motor carrier that is itself and industry member or who has individual employees who are industry members, and an insurance carrier who is an industry member itself or who has individuals who are industry members. If any firm or organization has even one individual who violates this provision, the entire firm or organization and all current TIDA members from that firm or organization will have their membership revoked. If the case is dropped or resolved after TIDA membership has been revoked, re-application to TIDA by all those removed will be required. TIDA members involved in claims for contribution, indemnity, property damage, workers comp, subrogation, coverage matters and cargo damage are not affected by this provision.
Attorneys in private practice who wish to join TIDA must submit an Attorney application for membership. Only attorneys who regularly defend trucking companies or companies affiliated with the trucking industry and whose law firm does not regularly represent personal injury plaintiffs against the trucking industry are eligible for membership.
To become a TIDA member, you must be a legal assistant/paralegal to a current TIDA attorney. Please have the TIDA member in your firm/company sign this application where indicated:"I am a TIDA attorney or industry member.
My signature confirms that the above applicant is a legal assistant/paralegal employed by my firm/company."