Court of Appeals Decision Could Alter Rules on Liability for Inland Carriers

November 13, 2006

By Colin A. McRae, published on November 13, 2006, in Savannah Business Report.

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit essentially torpedoed the Supreme Court’s attempt in 2004 to establish a uniform policy for dealing with loss and damage claims on intermodal shipments moving in international commerce.

“This is an important decision that will impact a number of area companies,” said Colin McRae, a maritime attorney and partner at the law firm of HunterMaclean. “Transportation of cargo is big business in coastal Georgia.”

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