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Tulane Maritime Law Journal
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Tulane Maritime Law Journal

The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is the preeminent student-edited law journal in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law. Published semi-annually, each issue of the Journal includes scholarly works written by academics, practitioners, and students concerning current topics in Admiralty and Maritime Law. In addition, the Journal publishes annual sections in Recent Developments and International Law for the United States and the international community, as well as periodic symposia on relevant topical areas in the field and quantum and collision surveys every other year.

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Tulane Maritime Law Journal
John Giffen Weinmann Hall
Tulane Law School
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-6231
tel. 504.865.5959
fax 504.862.8878
Editor in Chief
Yaakov U. Adler 
Article Submissions
Lynn Becnel 
Subscriptions / Questions
 Nicholas Foster 

Tulane Maritime Law Journal Updates

SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha v. Regal-Beloit Corporation

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On March 24, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the matter of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha v. Regal-Beloit Corporation, on appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In this matter, the Court will address the issue of whether the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, which governs certain rail and motor transportation by common carriers within the United States, 49 U.S.C. §§ 11706 (rail carriers) & 14706 (motor carriers), applies to the inland rail leg of an intermodal shipment from overseas when the shipment was made under a “through” bill of lading issued by an ocean carrier that extended the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 46 U.S.C. § 30701.

A copy of the oral argument transcript is available here. For more discussion on the Carmack Amendment, see recent Tulane Maritime Law Journal article, The Extension of an Ocean Carrier’s Limitation of Liability to the Inland Carriage of Goods Under a Through Ocean Bill of Lading: How the Second and Eleventh Circuits Have Undone the Work of the Supreme Court in Kirby by John M. Daley, 33 Tul. Mar. L.J. 111.

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