Litigating Broker Liability for Trucking Accident Injury Claims: Theories of Liability, Defenses, Preemption
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine the liability of property (cargo) brokers and shippers for injuries sustained in trucking accidents. The panel will discuss the prevailing theories of liability, including negligent hiring, selection, vicarious liability and the statutory employment doctrine. We will also examine how brokers and shoippers are mitigating risks, as well as the defense arguments that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA) preempts all such claims.
- Overview of property (cargo) brokering
- Property (cargo) broker liability theories
- Key discovery/docs in broker cases
- How transportation indemnity agreements impact trucking cases
- Preemption issues
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is a property (cargo) broker?
- What regulations apply to property (cargo) brokers?
- What theories of liability are available against brokers?
- Is the risk of liability increased or decreased when a broker uses third-party software to monitor safety?
- What claims may be preempted by the FAAAA?
Eric T. Penn
The Penn Law Firm
Mr. Penn has been an outspoken advocate for seriously injured people for more than seventeen (17) years. He represents... | Read More
Mr. Penn has been an outspoken advocate for seriously injured people for more than seventeen (17) years. He represents people who have been permanently and seriously injured through no fault of their own.Close
Jay R. Vaughn
Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery
Mr. Vaughn focuses his practice on personal injury, car wreck, trucking crash, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful... | Read More
Mr. Vaughn focuses his practice on personal injury, car wreck, trucking crash, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death cases.Close
Mr. Wright’s practice is focused on representing trucking accident victims. He has served on the Board of... | Read More
Mr. Wright’s practice is focused on representing trucking accident victims. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Association for Justice as well as the Executive Board of the American Association for Justice Interstate Trucking Litigation Group and as Co-Chair of the group’s Journal. Mr. Wright is a frequent author and lecturer on trucking litigation among other legal topics.Close
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