Cargo Litigation

The Firm has represented airlines, freight forwarders, trucking companies, maritime shipping lines and shippers in a broad array of legal matters involving destroyed, damaged, lost and delayed cargo. The Firm has been at the forefront of some of the largest cargo losses in aviation history, both in terms of gross number of claims and dollar value. We have considerable experience with successfully asserting air waybill, bill of lading and other contractual, statutory and treaty-based limitations of liability provisions on behalf of our clients. We have constructed claim handling protocols and procedures in connection with air disasters to efficiently address customer inquiry/reimbursement, while at the same time protecting our clients against consequential and extra contractual exposures. We are conversant with all the international treaties which address cargo/shipping issues, including their legislative and political histories, as well as the judicial gloss given these treaties by courts worldwide.