Judge Backs Bolivia's $1M Judgment In UPS Shipping Suit

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal court on Tuesday recognized a $1 million judgment of a Bolivian court in a suit brought by an importer/exporter which found that UPS Latin America Inc. was negligent for transporting goods through Bolivia without proper documentation.

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. held that H.R. Import and Export’s case appears consistent with Florida law.

“After finding UPS Latin America responsible for H.R. Import’s losses, the [Bolivian] court calculated H.R. Import’s damages and fashioned an award that would fully compensate H.R. Import,” the...
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