Individual Shipper’s Suit Against Mover Alleging Theft of Jewelry Arising Out Of Interstate Move Removed From State To Federal Court – Subject Matter Of Suit – Interstate Transportation – Governed by Carmack Amendment – State Law Claims Preempted

By Gerald D. Borovick In a case involving an alleged theft of jewelry by a Mover hired to pack load and transport an Individual Shipper’s household goods and personal effects from Connecticut to Maryland, a Federal court in Connecticut held the Shipper’s State law claims (including statutory theft, conversion and Connecticut’s unfair trade practices act) … Read more

Warehouse’s Enforcement Of Lien On Household Goods Of Deployed Air Force Sergeant Without Court Order Authorizing Auction Violated SCRA

By Gerald D. Borovick As we reported in September of last year, the Justice Department started a lawsuit against a Massachusetts moving and storage company in the U.S. District Court in Boston claiming a violation of a federal law – the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).[1] The DOJ civil complaint alleged the moving company failed … Read more