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TIA's Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) sessions aren't just another webinar where you sit and listen to a presenter talk at you. Rather, TIA's VILTs are engaging and interactive training sessions where questions, comments, and attendee participation are highly encouraged.

Each VILT is a four-part series, taking place during consecutive Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 PM ET, and presented by an industry expert or panel of experts.

The registration fee for TIA Members is $575 and the Non-Member fee is $700.

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AUGUST 2021: Freight Claims in Plain English - The 2021 Edition

DATES: August 17, 19, 24 & 26 at 2:00 PM ET

Based on the popular 4th Edition of Freight Claims in Plain English, authored by George Carl Pezold & William J. Augello, which is often referred to as the “Bible” on freight claims.

This is a “soup to nuts” seminar covering a wide range of issues and topics related to freight claims and freight claim recovery, such as the basics of liability for loss and damage to freight in transit, bills of lading, burdens of proof, defenses, damages, limitations of liability, time limits, the liability of carriers, freight forwarders, warehousemen, and other intermediaries.

It will define the liability of a broker for negligence, breach of contract, or when a broker holds itself out to be a carrier. It will explain how to can assist your customer in filing a claim against a carrier, the measure of damages, and the proof required for a claim against a carrier.

The virtual instructor-led training is presented by Gerard F. Smith, Managing Partner of Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann, and Selvaggio LLC.

DATES: August 17, 19, 24 & 26 at 2:00 PM ET | REGISTER NOW!

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Gerard F. Smith is the managing partner of the New Jersey office of Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann, and Selvaggio LLC.  Mr. Smith specializes in transportation law, business, commercial and insurance law, on behalf of Shippers, Transportation Brokers, Freight Forwarders, and Carriers. He also specializes in admiralty, maritime, aviation, in-land marine, and marine issues.

He received his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and his law degree from the University of Bridgeport School of law in 1981 (now Quinnipiac Law School). He is admitted to the bars of the State New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Second and Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Mr. Smith is also affiliated with The Transportation Lawyers Association and The Transportation and Logistics Council, Inc. where he has been teaching “Freight Claims in Plain English” which is based on the text written by  George Carl Pezold and William Augello, which is considered the bible in the industry.   Mr. Smith also serves as a Municipal Court Judge in eight towns in Morris County, New Jersey.

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