Tag Archives: Interstate Shipments

Court holds interstate carrier is not responsible for 3rd party’s shipping fraud – reaffirming importance of instructions on your bill of lading like “protect wine from freezing”

  The Carmack Amendment (49 U.S.C. § 14706) governing interstate shipping and the Federal Bill of Lading Act (49 U.S.C. § 80101) are two federal statutes that have a great impact on the interstate shipment of wine, beer, and spirits.  Cases clarifying the language and interpretation of the statutes or giving guidance for proper procedures […]

Court Addresses Some Issues That Every Winery, Brewery, Importer, and Merchant Needs to Consider Before Making an Interstate Shipment

The use of the internet and email as a tool for agreeing to interstate alcohol shipments is forcing courts to consider some inevitable issues. Recently, a Massachusetts appellate court considered the problem of where and when an importer dealing over email can bring a lawsuit against another importer.  The resulting decision means a great savings […]