Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. GrovesPetition for certiorari denied on January 18, 2011
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|09-1212||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2010|
Issue: 1) Whether â€œconsigneeâ€ can be properly defined in railroad tariffs as the party named as consignee on a bill of lading that physically accepts delivery of all freight consigned to it, or whether the definition of â€œconsigneeâ€ in such tariffs must also require proof that the party so named on the bill of lading explicitly consented to being named as consignee before accepting delivery; 2) whether the Supreme Court should resolve the circuit split over the definition of â€œconsigneeâ€; and 3) whether the courts have subject matter jurisdiction to interpret the terms or expand the requirements of a railroad's rail car demurrage tariff.