Thursday, February 10, 2011

UPS Supply Chain v. Quantas Airlines (9th Cir. - Feb. 10, 2011)

You see the caption, and then you see that there are not one, not two, but four different amicus briefs.  From places as diverse as Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Must be a pretty cirtical and interesting case, eh?

Then you read the first paragraph of the opinion.  "We must decide whether the Montreal Convention’s two-year statute of limitations on 'the right to damages' in connection with international air cargo shipments applies to suits seeking indemnification and contribution."


Unfortunately, the rest of the opinion is about as exciting as the first paragraph.  Fortunately, however, I can summarize the court's holding in one word:


So there you have it.  The most critical case decided by the Ninth Circuit this year.  If not this century.