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Freight Claims in Plain English

Presented by:

Gerard F. Smith, Esq., Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann & Selvaggio

Presented by the Transportation & Logistics Council, this course is based on the landmark text Freight Claims in Plain English, 4th Ed., authored by George Carl Pezold and William J. Augello

 This course is essential for supply chain and logistics professionals, at all levels, or anyone who has responsibility for pursuing or defending freight loss and damage claims on behalf of shippers (manufacturers, distributors, etc.), brokers, carriers, freight forwarders, etc. It covers all aspects of freight claims from the basics of filing claims to more advanced topics such as legal liability and insurance. It includes valuable information and content that will assist and better prepare you to confidently resolve claims with legal and practical solutions.

Topics covered include:

  • Liability under the Carmack Amendment
  • Bills of lading, tariffs and contracts
  • Burdens of proof
  • Carrier Defenses
  • Limitations of liability
  • Time limits
  • Broker liability for cargo claims
  • Claim filing procedures
  • Insurance
  • Ocean freight claims under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA)

Gerard F. Smith, Esq. is widely recognized as a leading transportation attorney and expert on the subject of freight loss and damage claims. He has presented this course numerous times both virtually and in person with popular acclaim from his audiences.

8-Hour Course over 4 days

July 16th 2:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern
July 18th 2:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern
July 23rd 2:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern
July 25th 2:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern
Registration Fee is $550 for TLC Members and $750 for Non-Members

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