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Admiralty

[02/06] Mediterranean Shipping Co. v. Best Tire Recycling, Inc.
In a dispute arising out of a contract for the shipment of used tires from Puerto Rico to Vietnam, which accrued demurrage charges, port storage charges, and related administrative fees, apparently because it arrived late to Vietnam, the district court finding that defendant was the shipper, and therefore, pursuant to the bills of lading, was liable for the charges and fees to the carrier, is affirmed where was designated as the shipper on the bills of lading.

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Class Actions

[07/14] Lehman v. Nelson
Affirming and reversing in part a case involving amendments to a pension plan that resulted in an additional $1 per hour charged to employees in certain jurisdictions that were challenged as they applied to a 'traveler' who worked in multiple jurisdictions because the defendant company had no notice or opportunity to respond to allegations regarding withholding under one of the Amendments.

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Commercial Law

[07/13] Eldridge v. Gordon Brothers Group, LLC
Affirming a ruling of summary judgment to the defendants but vacating and remanding for reconsideration a sanctions order since both sides agreed that the judge erred when ordering sanctions against the plaintiff rather than their attorneys and made a mistake in interpreting Delaware law relating to implied covenants.

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