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    Last Updated: April 2016

Transportation News & Updates

The following articles written by Ronald Usem were published recently:

Date Published
Article Title
Type
Link
Apr-2016
The Use of "Pro-Stickers" to Limit Carrier Liability
Mar-2016
Insurance Company Plays “Gotch Ya” And Wins
Oct-2015
Collision of FDA Regulations and Carmack Can Cause Uninsured Cargo Losses
May-2015
Broker Held Responsible For Workers Compensation Liability Of Carrier
Apr-2015
Broker Dodges Liability In Accident Case
Oct-2014
U.S. Court Of Appeals For The District of Columbia Rules Against ASECTT In Its Attempt To Take The SMS Scores Off The Public Federal Motor Carrier Website
Jun-2014
Shipper Avoids Liability for Death Based on Negligent Selection of Carrier
Mar-2014
Does Carmack Preemption Apply to Cross-Border Shipments?
Feb-2014
Insurance Certificates: What they Mean and Don't Mean
Feb-2014
Anatomy of a Freight Claim
Mar-2013
Intrasit, Inc. v. Travelers Property and Case
I ordinarily do not provide full opinion of the courts. However because identity theft has become so rampant, I thought this case, which deals with whether an insurance policy covers that risk, was particularly instructive.
--Ronald H. Usem Esq
Mar-2013
Shipping Contracts Update or “What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You”
TRANSPORTATION EXPO 2013, Transportation Club of Minneapolis & St. Paul
Feb-2013
Broker Found Liable for Freight Damage
Jan-2013
Hired Truck Crashes, Truck Is Towed, Towing Company Claims Lien On Truck And Cargo. Now What?
Aug-2012
A Look at New Legislation in the Transportation Industry
Jul-2012
Federal Express Dodges Liability Based on Imputed Negligence of Driver
May-2012
To Use SMS Scores, Or Not, That Is The Question
May-2012
First Responses if You Receive Notice of Serious Personal Injury Accident Involving a Truck You Hired
Apr-2012
Broker Negotiates out of Serious PL Liability
Apr-2012
Cook County Jury Awards $24.55 Million to Woman Paralyzed in Car Accident 3PL Liability 1 M
Feb-2012
Shipper Liability for Proper Loading and Securement of Freight
Jun-2011
Railroad Limits Liability by Circular and Avoids Higher Carmack Liability
Apr-2011
Analysis of Sperl et al v. C.H. Robinson, Illinois Court of Appeals,
Third Judicial District, Case No. 3-09-0830
Mar-2011
Important Settlement in US Ct. of Appeals, DC Circuit, has Major Impact on Transportation Industry
Feb-2011
Insurance Company Attempts to Deny Cargo Liability Asserting "Failure to Cooperate"
Dec-2010
OOIDA Loses Major Leasing Rules Case 
Nov-2010
Ocean Bills of Lading & Inland Transportation
Aug-2010
Can An Unlicensed Broker Recover Commissions From A Motor Carrier?
Feb-2010
Broker subjected to Risk of Loss When Carriers Insurance Fails
Dec--2009
Who Is Ultimately Responsible For Proper Loading Of A Truck
Aug-2009
Your Actions May Determine Liability for Personal Injuries
Jul-2009
Review of Risk When Contracting with Motor Carriers
Mar-2009
Broker Wins Negligent Hiring Case
Dec-2008
How to Deal with "Agents"
Jul-2008
Broker Liability For Negligent Hiring Expands, Due Diligence Obligations Increased
Mar-2008
Oak Harbor Freight Lines V. Sears Comes Back to Haunt Shippers and Brokers
Feb-2008
Scramm Type Risks Continue To Haunt Brokerage
Apr-2007
Illinois Court Refuses To Enforce Prohibition Against Back Solicitation
Mar-2007
Things to Note About 18 Month Statute of Limitations for Claims
Dec-2006
Freight Held "Hostage"
Aug-2006
Schramm Type Negligent Hiring Liability Imposed On Shipper
Mar-2006
Preferential Payments And The Defense Of Payment In The " Ordinary Course Of Business"


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