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Third Circuit Rejects “True Conversion” Exception To Carmack Amendment Preemption

In the case of Dynamic Transit v. Trans Pac. Ventures, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 69, 291 P.3d 114 (2012), the Nevada Supreme Court opined that there was a “true conversion” exception to the doctrine of Carmack Amendment preemption of all state law claims.  (49 U.S.C. § 14706).  For more details on that case, see HERE.  […]

The Carmack Amendment Preempts State Insurance Law Claims For Bad Faith And Unfair Claims Settlement Practices.

Mills & Associates’ practice focuses in a limited number of areas.  Two practice areas of interests are insurance bad faith law and trucking law.  So it is always interesting to find a case that we can blog about that that touches on both areas.  This is one of those cases. The Nichols family hired Mayflower Transit, […]

Mike Mills Seeks Amicus Curiae Status For His Client TIDA Before The U.S. Supreme Court

In January 2013, Nevada Trucking Law reported that the Trucking Industry Defense Association retained Mike Mills to represent it before the Nevada Supreme Court.  TIDA, whose members are made up of motor carriers, transportation insurance companies and the attorneys that represent them, needed to raise its voice regarding issues related to the “Carmack Amendment” that […]

TIDA Hires Mills To Challenge Nevada’s “True Conversion” Exemption From Carmack Before The U.S. Supreme Court

Despite its best efforts, the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) could not derail the Nevada Supreme Court’s decision claiming that there is a “true conversion” exception to Carmack Amendment.  The Nevada Trucking Blog reported HERE on TIDA’s argument against court’s opinion in Dynamic Transit Co. v. Trans Pac. Venture, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 69, […]

The Trucking Industry Defense Association Retains Mills & Associates To Ask The Nevada Supreme Court To Rehear Its Decision Granting A “True Conversion” Exception To State Law Preemption Under The Carmack Amendment.

Trevor Small bought a car in Las Vegas.  He arranged with a transportation broker to ship the car to Washington.  The motor carrier that won the bid was Knight Company.  Ultimately Knight picked up the car even though Knight had never signed and returned the broker’s work order as it was supposed to do.  Knight […]