A trucker working as an independent contractor was injured while picking up cargo. This appeal involves Empire Truck Lines and CMA-GGM (America) Inc., parties to a Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement. The trial court correctly concluded that the indemnity provision at issue post-dated Texas Transportation Code §623.0155's effective date. The indemnity provision found within the UIIA governing Empire's and CMA's contractual relationship falls within the purview of §623.0155(a)(3). The trial court correctly held that Texas law applied to the indemnity provision. The trial court's summary judgment order is affirmed.
CMA-CGM (America), Inc. v. Empire Truck Lines, Inc.
Tex. App. Dist. 1
July 18, 2013