Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 7. Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title
Section 301. Liability For Nonreceipt or Misdescription; "Said to Contain"; "Shipper's Load and Count"; Improper Handling.
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AS 45.07.301. Liability For Nonreceipt or Misdescription; "Said to Contain"; "Shipper's Load and Count"; Improper Handling.

(a) A consignee of a nonnegotiable bill who has given value in good faith or a holder to whom a negotiable bill has been duly negotiated, relying in either case upon the description in the bill of the goods or upon the date shown in the bill, may recover, from the issuer, damages caused by the misdating of the bill or the nonreceipt or misdescription of the goods, except to the extent that the document indicates that the issuer does not know whether any part or all of the goods in fact were received or conform to the description, as where the description is in terms of marks or labels or kind, quantity, or condition or the receipt or description is qualified by "contents or condition of contents of packages unknown," "said to contain," "shipper's weight, load, and count," or the like, if this indication is true.

(b) If goods are loaded by an issuer who is a common carrier, the issuer must count the packages of goods if package freight and ascertain the kind and quantity if bulk freight. In this case "shipper's weight, load, and count" or other words indicating that the description was made by the shipper are ineffective except as to freight concealed by packages.

(c) If bulk freight is loaded by a shipper who makes available to the issuer adequate facilities for weighing the freight, an issuer who is a common carrier must ascertain the kind and quantity within a reasonable time after receiving the written request of the shipper to do so. In this case "shipper's weight" or other words of like purport are ineffective.

(d) The issuer may by inserting in the bill the words "shipper's weight, load, and count" or other words of like purport indicate that the goods were loaded by the shipper; and if the statement is true the issuer is not liable for damages caused by the improper loading. But their omission does not imply liability for the damages.

(e) The shipper is considered to have guaranteed to the issuer the accuracy at the time of shipment of the description, marks, labels, number, kind, quantity, condition, and weight as furnished by the shipper; and the shipper shall indemnify the issuer against damage caused by inaccuracies in these particulars. The right of the issuer to this indemnity in no way limits the issuer's responsibility and liability under the contract of carriage to a person other than the shipper.

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