Lawyers of Interlegal have successfully defended the agent of the container line
The dispute arose between the agent of the carrier and an insurance company of the shipper, which filed a regress claim in connection with damage to the cargo in the port of discharge.
During the trial the specialists of Interlegal insisted on involvement of the proper defendant – the actual carrier, as at the conclusion of the contract the agent acted “on behalf and by order” of the latter.
As a result the dispute between the insurer and the carrier was settled amicably, and the amount of the claim to the carrier was reduced by half. The claim to the agent was withdrawn and the proceeding was terminated.