PCD To Use Carmack In $7.7M Suit Over Lost Phones

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out California state law claims against Platinum Cargo Logistics Inc. and Celestial Freight Solutions LLC brought by Personal Communications Devices LLC over the loss of a $7.7 million shipment of cell phones, ruling that they are preempted by the 1906 Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.

Judge Dean Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California determined that breach of contract and other claims could only move forward under federal law because precedent has...
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