Any discussion of carriers' liability for goods transported by them necessarily begins with the famous case of Coggs v. Bernard. There Lord Holt two hundred and fifty years ago stated the obligation of carriers to their patrons in language which has lost none of its force and clarity by the lapse of time.
Anthony F. Arpaia & Clarence G. Jensen,
COMMON CARRIER LIABILITY IN THE ATOMIC AGE: THE CUMMINS AMENDMENT TO THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT,
Mich. L. Rev.
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