The Carmack Amendment — which requires a domestic rail carrier that receives property for transportation under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act to issue a bill of lading — does not apply to a shipment originating overseas under a single through bill of lading, and as such the parties' agreement to litigate these cargo damages cases in a Tokyo court is binding.
U.S. SUPREME COURT
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp.
New Jersey Law Journal
June 23, 2010