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CSX Transportation, Inc. v. ABB Inc.
Petition for certiorari denied on January 21, 2014
Issue: Whether the Carmack Amendment, 49 U.S.C. §§ 11706, 14706, imposes a heightened “specificity” requirement on the parties to a shipping contract, precluding enforcement of an agreed-upon limitation on the carrier’s liability set forth in an incorporated tariff if the contract itself does not explicitly describe the limitation or the tariff. SCOTUSblog Coverage
Date Proceedings and Orders Oct 7 2013 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 12, 2013) Oct 24 2013 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for petitioner, CSX Transportation, Inc.. Oct 30 2013 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent. Nov 5 2013 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 12, 2013. Nov 12 2013 Brief amicus curiae of American Trucking Associations, Inc. filed. Nov 12 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Railroads filed. Dec 12 2013 Brief of respondent ABB Inc. in opposition filed. Dec 30 2013 Reply of petitioner CSX Transportation, Inc. filed. (Distributed) Dec 31 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 17, 2014. Jan 21 2014 Petition DENIED.