February 10, 2011

Announcing Volume 2, Issue 1 of The Intermodal Lead

The Transportation Industries Group of Foster Pepper PLLC is pleased to present the next issue of The Intermodal Lead, a newsletter summarizing legal developments in freight carriage, logistics and transportation infrastructure for firm clients and friends.

In this issue:

  • The Politics of Piracy: Contemporary U.S. Law Addresses a Timeless Issue
  • No vicarious liability for broker who did nothing more than hire trucker and provide a trailer.
  • Notwithstanding legislative history and case law, Carmack doesn’t provide for attorney fee awards to shippers of commercial freight.
  • … and neither a state’s insurance bad-faith law nor 49 USC §14704 authorizes attorneys’ fees in cargo litigation (but 49 CFR §370 does provide a private right of action).
  • You have to be a carrier for Carmack to apply, even if you’re a carrier.
  • Carmack encompasses claim against carrier for failure to collect COD charges.
  • Failure to name real party in interest as plaintiff is easily correctible
  • Independent Contractor Status Remains a Hot Topic in 2011

For more information, contact any attorney from the Transportation Industries Group.

With offices in Seattle and Spokane, Foster Pepper PLLC provides a full range of legal services to businesses, municipalities and individuals. In 2005, the firm entered its second century of service to clients and communities across the country and internationally.

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