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The Sun Never Sets On Broker Liability (Unfortunately): Surveying the Panorama of Broker Liability Issues (Cargo and Casualty) and the State of the Law in 2019 — and What to do about it!


On June 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m. CST and 10:00 a.m. PST), two preeminent broker/3PL liability attorneys will look back a bit at where we have been, but mostly focus upon the present, and discuss how broker liability for cargo loss and damage, and negligent selection/vicarious liability high dollar casualty exposure, have evolved in the last decade. The retrospective will be brief and the panel will primarily focus upon the state of broker liability law today.

The panelists will provide updates on current trends in litigating cargo claims on behalf of brokers (as plaintiff and/or defendant), and review recent case law regarding these issues.

The panelists will also examine and discuss recent case law relating to broker liability (or lack thereof) for catastrophic casualty losses, including an examination of issues relating to the evolving applicable regulatory regimes, federal preemption and its impact upon broker liability, and the nuances of carrier selection and qualification processes.

Finally, the panelists will provide their top 10 practical tips for brokers on preventing cargo and casualty claims from even happening at all. Ms. Goorevitz and Mr. Zalud first presented on this topic, on the same panel, two weeks after the Schramm decision. They have continuously been involved in advising their broker clients, and others, on these issues, since then. They are true Schrammologists!


  • Tamara B. Goorevitz, Principal, Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.

    Tamara has worked extensively in trucking and transportation law, including defense of liability and insurance coverage actions for motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and their insurers and the litigation of freight charge and freight loss and damage claims. Her retail practice includes cases involving slip and falls, general premises liability, falling merchandise, third party criminal conduct claims, negligent security, defective products, false arrest and detention, malicious prosecution, food contamination, defamation, invasion of privacy, assault and battery and other intentional torts, as well as claims involving the negligent hiring, retention and supervision of retail employees.

    Tamara’s labor and employment practice includes representation of employers in various aspects of labor and employment law including the defense of a wide variety of labor and employment-related litigation both at the EEOC level and in state and federal courts, such as employment discrimination claims under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and claims based on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Maryland Wage and Hour Laws.

  • Eric Zalud, Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

    Eric Zalud is Chair of the firm’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group and Associate Chair of its Litigation Practice Group and is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group was ranked first in the country in the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Editions of U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

    Eric has litigated or arbitrated matters in 29 states, before state and federal trial and appellate courts in various jurisdictions, and before the Surface Transportation Board, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Olympic Committee.

    Eric focuses his practice primarily upon commercial litigation, transportation, logistics and e-commerce law consult and litigation, insurance, coverage and bad faith matters, and product liability matters, including medical device defense, consumer product defense and industrial product defense.

June 4, 2019
Tue 10:00 AM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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