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The Ferae Naturae Defense

          The doctrine of ferae naturae is a common law defense limiting the liability of property owners for injuries caused by "animals of a wild nature or disposition." In Union Pacific Railroad v. Nami, the Texas Supreme Court examined this defense in the context of an employer liability lawsuit.

Freight Broker Liability: The Plaintiff attorneys' new prey

The rise of intermediaries in the post-deregulation trucking world has led to more efficient matchmaking between shippers and motor carriers. However, these intermediaries--colloquially known as "freight brokers"--have increasingly found themselves the target of litigation. Under common law respondeat superior (the doctrine of an employer's liability for the actions of their employees), only the motor carrier would be liable to the public for injuries sustained by their employee's operation of the truck.

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