September 2015 Legal Lookout Article

September 2015 Legal Lookout Article

Steve Block, Foster Pepper PLLC, USA Remotely located contract terms: incorporated tariffs, rules, terms and conditions, and other documents Agreements governing transportation relationships can be as complex as the myriad service details, issues, risks, business...
JULY 2015 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE

JULY 2015 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE

Steve Block, Foster Pepper PLLC, USA Spring cleaning at the ports: a summary of recent legislative and regulatory attention directed at the wharves. This spring saw quite a bit of activity in the administration of U.S. seaports, regionally and nationally, in response...
DECEMBER 2014 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE

DECEMBER 2014 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE

Steve Block, Foster Pepper PLLC, USA Arbitration clauses can’t be unconscionable, at least within the Ninth Circuit. As with many other industries, shipping and logistics contracts quite frequently contain mandatory arbitration clauses designed to expedite and avoid...
OCTOBER 2014 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE 

OCTOBER 2014 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE 

Steve Block, Foster Pepper PLLC, USA NVOCCs must require original bill of lading for delivery, and failure to do so is an FMC-actionable Shipping Act violation. Yes, a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), standing in the shoes for most legal purposes as a...
JULY 2014 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE

JULY 2014 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE

Steve Block, Foster Pepper PLLC, USA Holding Vessels Liable for their Owners’ Debt: a Couple Illustrative Cases The venerable maritime law concept that vessels are “folks” responsible and liable for their own debts is centuries old, at least in its earliest forms. It...
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