August 1, 2011

Announcing Volume 2, Issue 4 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:

  • Charter Parties: Who’s the “Carrier” for Purposes of COGSA Liability?
  • Two Maritime Law Queries: What Constitutes “Discharge” and “Delivery” Commencing the Time to Give Notice of Claim; and Is a Freight Forwarder an “Agent” in its Relationships With Ocean Carriers and Shippers?
  • Owner-Operator Isn’t Separately Liable for Cargo Damage Under State Law Bailment Theory
  • Must a Product Manufacturer Label Irregularly Shaped Cargo to Avoid Responsibility for a Stevedore Dropping it?
  • A Federal Court Applies Carmack in Broker’s Claim Against Motor Carrier (Yes, you Read that Right)
  • Carmack Claim Doesn’t “Relate Back” to Time When Complaint for Breach of Settlement Agreement was Filed
  • A Steak on the Grill, or, the Thing Speaks for Itself

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

With offices in Seattle and Spokane, Foster Pepper’s extensive legal experience and community involvement allows us to successfully navigate complex and politically sensitive projects, as well as efficiently staff smaller, less complex matters. We provide clients with quality legal advice and responsive service, and were ranked a BTI Client Service A-Team for 2011. We also offer value-added services, including regular legislative updates, trend-spotting and trouble-shooting.

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