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In a recent article published by Law360, Gunster Shareholder Andrew Steif provides an overview of the Carmack Amendment, which preempts state law claims for cargo damage and loss resulting from failures in transportation and delivery.

“Carriers are often confronted with numerous claims against them that may not be viable,” Steif explains. “When any new claim is asserted, carriers should consider whether the claim relates to the transportation of goods or harm to cargo.”


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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