Transportation Law Articles

Vicarious Liability and Independent Contractors: A Short Explanation

As employers in the business industry know, they are directly responsible for any damages a negligent employee may cause. This is known in the legal field as “respondeat superior” or “vicarious liability” and is imposed …

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Should a Freight Broker Pay the Shipper for Damage to the Shipper’s Cargo?

A question we frequently get from our broker clients is whether they should pay their client, the shipper, for loss or damage caused to the shipment during transit, and take an assignment of the shipper’s …

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Time Limits for Filing a Cargo Claim under the Carmack Amendment

If you have experienced loss or damage to your shipment, you need to act fast. A shipper that has experienced loss or damage to a shipment by a carrier needs to file a claim with …

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