- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 7. Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title
- Section 302. Through Bills of Lading and Similar Documents.
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AS 45.07.302. Through Bills of Lading and Similar Documents.
- (a) The issuer of a through bill of lading or other document embodying an undertaking to be performed in part by persons
acting as the issuer's agents or by connecting carriers is liable to anyone entitled to recover on the document for a
breach by the other persons or by a connecting carrier of its obligation under the document, but, to the extent that
the bill covers an undertaking to be performed overseas or in territory not contiguous to the continental United States
or an undertaking including matters other than transportation, this liability may be varied by agreement of the
- (b) If goods covered by a through bill of lading or other document embodying an undertaking to be performed in part by a
person other than the issuer are received by the other person, that person is subject, with respect to the person's
performance while the goods are in the person's possession, to the obligation of the issuer. The person's obligation
is discharged by delivery of the goods to another such person under the document, and does not include liability for
breach by another such person or by the issuer.
- (c) The issuer of the through bill of lading or other document may recover, from the connecting carrier or other person in
possession of the goods when the breach of the obligation under the document occurred, the amount the issuer is
required to pay to anyone entitled to recover on the document for the breach, as may be evidenced by a receipt,
judgment, or transcript of that amount, and the amount of expense reasonably incurred by the carrier in defending an
action brought by anyone entitled to recover on the document for the breach.
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