Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha v. Regal-Beloit Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Regal-Beloit Corporation

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Mar 24, 2010
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
6-3
Author
Kennedy
Term

Holding: When a cargo shipment starts its journey overseas, the portion of the trip during which the goods are shipped by train is governed by the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, rather than the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act.

Judgment: Reversed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 17, 2010. Justice Sotomayor dissented, joined by Justices Stevens and Ginsburg.

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