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May 4 2020
During 2019, three PARCEL Counsel columns focused on the most commonly used terms of sale for transactions within the United States: F.O.B. Origin and F.O.B. Destination. They may be found on the PARC
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March 13 2020
To start the new year, PARCEL Counsel will take a look at two legal developments from last year that will have an effect on parcel shippers in 2020. This begs the question: “Why do I need to... View More
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Jan. 6 2020
In the last PARCEL Counsel, we looked at several factors to consider when deciding whether an F.O.B. Origin or F.O.B. Destination term of sale is best for your company. Since then, I had the opportuni
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Dec. 23 2019
When sending goods globally, shippers need to be aware of the legal issues relating to international shipping and the risks they pose for parcel shippers. These risks include not only financia... View More
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Oct. 14 2019
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel, we looked at the meaning of the phrases F.O.B. Origin and F.O.B. Destination. Exploring the meaning of these terms is an essential first step; howeve... View More
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Aug. 14 2019
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will look at the relationships between a seller (consignor) and a buyer (consignee). While the exact nature of the contractual arrangements between buyers and
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June 7 2019
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will explore how the enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Hours of Service (HOS) regulations through the Electroni... View More
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April 29 2019
When I succeeded my colleague, William J. Augello, as author of this column in 2007, I knew the column would be about transportation law. However, it was not until a few years ago that I realized exac
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March 1 2019
This installment of PARCEL Counsel is being written just after New Year’s — a traditional time for reflection. In 2005, my colleague and the first author of this column, William J. Augello,... View More
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Dec. 17 2018
This appeared in the November/December, 2018 issue of PARCEL. As always, PARCEL Forum 2018 was a great event. It was especially enjoyable for me, since I got to meet and visit with the fans — o... View More
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Oct. 10 2018
CARB is the acronym for the California Air Resources Board. Several years ago, the board promulgated three related sets of regulations intended to improve air quality in California. One of these... View More
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Aug. 17 2018
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will explore the effect of a limit of liability expressed as “$ _____ per pound, per piece” as opposed to one expressed as “$ _____ per pound,... View More
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July 4 2018
This article originally appeared in the March/April, 2018 issue of PARCEL.In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel — “Back to the Future: UPS and Last-Mile Delivery” — we saw how... View More
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June 8 2018
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel — Deregulation of the Airline Industry: FedEx and Last Mile Delivery — we explored how changes in the law greatly enhanced FedEx’s ability to... View More
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Feb. 21 2018
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel, we explored the legal characteristics of UPS and FedEx. While researching for that installment, I was reminded of the origin of UPS, which I would like to sh
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Dec. 26 2017
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at the legal characteristics of UPS and FedEx. While people tend to think of these two corporate giants as just that, i.e., “UPS”... View More
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Sept. 12 2017
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will consider Certificates of Insurance… what they are and, more importantly, what they are not. An organization known as ACORD (Association for Coope
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Aug. 11 2017
In the November-December 2016 issue of PARCEL, we took another look at the first rule of contracting: Know with Whom You Are Dealing. In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will revisit my si... View More
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June 6 2017
In many past installments of PARCEL Counsel, we have focused on a carrier’s liability for loss and damage to cargo. However, in this issue, we will look at how improper packaging, loading, blo... View More
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April 7 2017
On April 6, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration published new regulations relating to the sanitary transportation of food. These are sometimes referred to as the FSMA (fez-ma) regulations as... View More

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