Andrew Steif, Gunster Shareholder, recently authored an article published in the Transportation Lawyer in which he discusses through bills of lading as they relate to rail carriers, and trends in recent case law.

“When any claim against a rail carrier is made, it can be a natural reaction to assess the claims as asserted and consider likely defenses under the rail carrier’s known bill of lading. Given, however, the potential effect of a through bill, it is a crucial first step to determine whether the rail carrier performed services as merely a part of a shipment that originated overseas,” Steif explains.

Gunster attorney Andrew Steif

Andrew Steif is a trial lawyer with nearly fifteen years of practice experience in complex transportation and commercial litigation matters in state and federal court. He represents clients in a full range of transportation related disputes, including complex matters under the Carmack Amendment, Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, shipping delay and demurrage issues, rate disputes, and a variety of tort claims. Andrew has assisted clients in addressing many different types of transportation issues and he is dedicated to providing creative solutions that solve problems and reduce risk.


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