Carmack Amendment Springs Van Co. From Cargo Suit

Law360, New York (July 21, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT) -- In a case Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America brought to hold Legacy Transportation Services Inc. liable for damaged cargo, a federal judge has dismissed as preempted Legacy's third-party claims against United Van Lines LLC.

Judge Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said Monday that the state law claims Legacy made against United, which transported the cargo, are preempted by the 1906 Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, and cannot go forward.

However, the judge...
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