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Dispute Resolution

For some of our clients, transportation law means litigation. Benesch lawyers have successfully prosecuted and defended cargo claims, freight bill collection matters, bankruptcies and other issues.
For instance, international multi-modal transportation can be exceedingly complex. We have represented an international ocean freight forwarder in a dispute with a large American importer of Brazilian shoes in connection with a shipping container that arrived empty in Ohio. Parties included several motor carriers, a railroad, and an ocean vessel. The matter was litigated in both the US and Brazil. We took advantage of international conventions regarding service of process to make two Brazilian companies parties to the lawsuit. Our proven experience in handling these types of complex freight claims ensures that your legal expenses are minimized and permits you to focus on growing your company.