Fla. High Court Revives Suit Accusing UPS Of Art Theft

Law360, Miami (March 3, 2016, 6:32 PM EST) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated an artist's suit accusing United Parcel Service Inc. of stealing and reselling two paintings she shipped with the company, finding it cannot hide from the allegations behind federal protections for interstate carriers.

The state's Fourth District had found that plaintiff Ivana Vidovic Mlinar's claims against the interstate carrier were preempted by the the Carmack Amendment to the Federal Interstate Commerce Act, adopted in 1906 to set a uniform national policy regarding interstate carriers' liability for property loss, but the appeals court also certified a conflict with the Fifth District.

Florida's high court decided that it...

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