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Newsletter articles from 2010

Central District of Illinois finds federal question jurisdiction over interstate based freight charge complaint By William D. Brejcha May 2010 The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois decided the case of Old Dominion Freight Lines, Inc. v. Old Colony Baking Company, Inc. earlier this year.
District Court finds Carmack inapplicable to domestic leg of international shipment By William D. Brejcha March 2010 If nothing else, this case underscores the importance of how the Supreme Court will resolve the conflicts among the Circuits on the issues being addressed in the pending Regal-Beloit Corp. appeal from the 9th Circuit.
District Court finds household goods cargo claim time-barred By William D. Brejcha June 2010 This case teaches an important point: Carmack cargo damage suits must be filed in a timely manner.
District Court finds shipper’s Carmack claim valid, but finds shipper negligence claim preempted By William D. Brejcha May 2010 The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois decided the case of Eastco International Corporation v. Coyote Logistics, LLC.
FCC releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Notice of Inquiry on comprehensive universal service reform May 2010 An advisory discussing the FCC's recently released Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
FMCSA bars driver “texting” while driving By William D. Brejcha March 2010 Electronic devices used for texting are prohibited under current FMCSR safety regulations.
Shipper’s insurers prevail in COGSA litigation By William D. Brejcha June 2010 A look at the recent case of American National Fire Ins. Co. v. MTV Seaboard Victory.