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Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Groves

Petition for certiorari denied on January 18, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1212 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: 1) Whether “consignee” can be properly defined in railroad tariffs as the party named as consignee on a bill of lading that physically accepts delivery of all freight consigned to it, or whether the definition of “consignee” in such tariffs must also require proof that the party so named on the bill of lading explicitly consented to being named as consignee before accepting delivery; 2) whether the Supreme Court should resolve the circuit split over the definition of “consignee”; and 3) whether the courts have subject matter jurisdiction to interpret the terms or expand the requirements of a railroad's rail car demurrage tariff.

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