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COGSA trumps carmack amendment - forum selection clause upheld
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • July 7 2010

On June 21, 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd v Regal Beloit Corp, 2010 WL 2471056, 78 USLW 4651 (US June 21, 2010

Customs reverses course on proposed change to Jones Act interpretation
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • May 18 2010

The "Jones Act," enacted in 1920 as section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, is the principal law governing wholly domestic shipping to and from American "ports" and "coastwise points," commonly known in the maritime industry as "cabotage" or "coastwise trade."