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Freight Claims in Plain English Fourth Edition

Transportation, Logistics and the Law
Freight Claims in Plain English*
-by George Carl Pezold and
       William J. Augello
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  Edited by Brent Wm. Primus, J.D.
  (Two Volume Set - 1297 pages**)
  Now in completely revised and updated edition!


Freight Claims in Plain English is now available again in this completely revised and updated Fourth Edition. The book is in two volumes: volume one contains the text and index and is 592 pages; volume two contains the appendices and is 705 pages.

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The 4th Edition of "Freight Claims in Plain English" is also available in CD-ROM format. This new format will facilitate use when traveling, when using laptops and notebooks, home computers, etc. Click here to order your copy now!

The text has been expanded to cover many new subjects, recent developments and court decisions affecting transportation in general and claims for loss and damage to cargo in particular, including developments in international ocean and air transportation, intermodal, and cross-border trade with Canada and Mexico.


Major topics include:

  • Surface Carrier Liability
  • Common Carrier Liability
  • Beginning and Ending of Carrier Liability
  • Contracts of Carriage and Bills of Lading
  • Burdens of Proof
  • Carrier Defenses to Liability
  • Damages
  • Limitations of Liability
  • Time Limits (Surface Modes)
  • Claims Procedures and Administration
  • Specific Claim Problems
  • Aids to Claim Recovery
  • Liability of Surface Freight Forwarders and Intermediaries
  • Warehouseman’s Liability
  • The Impact of Deregulation
  • Air Carrier Liability
  • Water Carrier Liability
  • Intermodal and Multimodal Liability
  • Canadian Annotations by Catherine A. Pawluch
  • Mexican Annotations by Arcie Izquierdo Jordan




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    Since its first publication in 1979, Freight Claims in Plain English has become THE BOOK for transportation and logistics professionals throughout the country who are involved in claims for loss or damage in transit. It is used as a text for students of transportation and as a reference for attorneys and paralegals involved in claim problems.

    The original text was revised and republished in the Second Edition in 1982. The Third Edition, which was published in two volumes in 1995, was reissued in a soft cover edition and has now been sold out.

    ** Also available in CD-ROM format.

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