On November 10, 2017, Franklin & Prokopik principal, Tamara Goorevitz spoke in Norfolk, Va. at the 50th Transportation Law Institute (TLI). Tamara has worked extensively in trucking and transportation law, including liability defense and insurance coverage actions. Tamara’s panel was titled “ The Jubilee Panel! Half-Century Game Changers that Rocked the Transpo World! And How They Impact Our Practices Today,” which explained the top 10 transportation-related, regulatory, statutory and case law developments that have shaped our transportation and logistics practices over the last 50 years. Specifically, Tamara covered the topic of Schramm v. Foster: The Decision that Ushered in the Era of Broker Liability. This case found that shippers may be liable for negligence when hiring truckers.
The TLI program includes an innovative and forward-looking curriculum designed to keep attendees abreast of the latest developments and to prepare for future challenges as transportation attorneys. Encompassing material of interest for attorneys specializing in every mode of transportation, the program covered cargo and casualty, litigation and corporate practice, and, ethics. The Transportation Law Institute is hosted by the Transportation Lawyers Association who works with transportation attorneys to educate them on legal changes affecting the transportation community. For more information, visit https://translaw.org/Pages/default.aspx.