ATA Law Review Webinar: Where Worlds Collide: Legal Issues at the Interstices Between Brokers and Motor Carriers

Please register for this recorded ATA webinar. This webinar is open to all ATA members.

Webinar Description: 

This webinar discusses and explores the various legal, regulatory and contractual issues that
arise from the interrelationship between freight brokers and motor carriers in daily shipping
schematics. It also discusses contractual issues, including tips on contracting to protect the
parties’ interests, and claims and litigation relating to such contracts; liability dynamics in
catastrophic value freight loss and damage situations, freight charge disputes, and liability issues
in high dollar casualty cases in which brokers and carriers are both named as defendants. Learn background on these various scenarios, report on recent legal developments in these areas, and also gain valuable practice pointers to minimize risk in these situations.

What motor carriers will take away from this webinar:
  • An overview of the interrelationship between brokers and motor carriers for various
    legal and practical situations
  • Big picture updates on vicarious liability and catastrophic injury cases
  • An in depth assessment of freight loss and damage liability in cargo loss situations
    involving brokers and motor carriers
  • A summary of freight charge liability in double brokering and defunct/insolvent
    entity situations
  • Practical tips and trends going forward

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Eric L. Zalud, Co-Chair, Transportation & Logistics Practice Group; Chair, Litigation Practice Group, Benesch, Cleveland, OH

Eric Zalud is a partner with and Associate Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and co-chair of the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Eric is a Past President of the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA). Under Eric’s leadership, Benesch was named Law Firm of the Year for 2020, 2017, 2016 and 2014 in the area of Transportation Law by Best Lawyers®/U.S. News & World Report “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 U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals, the United States Olympic Committee, the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Maritime Commission. Eric serves on the TLA’s committees on freight claims, motor carrier transportation, litigation, logistics and e-commerce. He received the TLA’s Distinguished Service Award for 2001.

Eric was listed by Super Lawyers® as an Ohio Super Lawyer from 2004-2020. Super Lawyers® also listed him as one of the top 100 lawyers in Ohio and, furthermore, one of the top 50 lawyers in Cleveland in 2008. From 2007-2019, Eric was also named as one of The Best Lawyers in America® and named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Cleveland Transportation Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers describes itself as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Eric received his B.A. from Miami University, graduating cum laude and his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School.

A recording will be provided to all approved registrants post webinar even if you are not able to attend.

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