Fla. Appeals Court Revives Shipping Damage Suit

Law360, Miami (December 18, 2013, 8:04 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit over goods allegedly damaged during a shipment from Miami to the Bahamas, rejecting the cargo company's argument that the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act carries stricter requirements than a statute of limitations.

The three-judge panel from the Third District Court of Appeal disagreed with defendant Bimini Shipping LLC's position that the trial court correctly — and with proper authority — dismissed the suit on the basis that its contract with Miami-based Federal Contracting...
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