Shipping & Transport

09 June 2021

CMR carrier's liability for wrong delivery of goods

The Koblenz Higher Regional Court recently decided on a case of wrongful delivery. A subcarrier driver had not found the recipient at the given delivery address and, following the instructions of a man unknown to the driver, had unloaded the goods without ascertaining the man's identity or legitimacy to receive the shipment. The court's decision regarding the definition of loss seems logical. As to the exclusion or limitation of liability, the court's reasoning is quite severe but rather convincing in this particular case.

Olaf Hartenstein Authors: Olaf Hartenstein | Wassilis Thomas

Germany | Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

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