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Shipper liable for over $1.3M related to customs hold (access required)

Where containers shipped by the defendant were subjected to a lengthy customs hold, the shipper was liable for over $1.3 million in demurrage, detention and related charges under the parties’ contract. Frustration of purpose, impossibility and force majeure were insufficient to avoid liability. Background This litigation concerns a breach of a maritime contract between Leader Int’l Express ...