Transport Cos. Can't Sink AXA's Suit Over $9M Drug Theft

Law360, Los Angeles (December 23, 2015, 10:08 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday tossed AXA's state-law breach of contract claims against a pair of transport companies in litigation over the $9 million theft of a shipment of pharmaceuticals from Sanofi-Aventis to McKesson, but refused to dismiss the insurer's claims that the companies ran afoul of a federal statute.

In a multipronged decision, U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp said AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance can proceed with its claims that Great American Lines Inc. and MVP Leasing Inc. violated the Carmack Amendment —...
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