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16 September 2009
Legislative Bill 1285/2007 is being considered by Congress. The bill increases the time limit for filing lawsuits against loss or damage of goods carried by waterways to three years.
Article 8 of Decree-Law 116/1967, which delimits responsibilities for operations related to the carriage of goods by waterways at Brazilian ports, establishes that the period for filing such suits is limited to one year.
However, the Civil Code provides for a three-year period for this type of civil reparation claim. Therefore, there is conflict between the two pieces of legislation. The bill aims to end this conflict and eliminate the frequent legal controversies over which time limit should be adopted.
The bill has already concluded its procedural progress through several House of Representative committees and was recently submitted to the Senate.
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