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Statute of limitations, what is it and what periods apply?
It is important to know which statutory limitation periods apply. In principle, this is twenty years, unless the law provides otherwise. In many cases the law provides otherwise. If the claim is time-barred, the claim is no longer claimable. It is therefore always important to keep an eye on the terms if you have a claim and want to claim it. In this article we will have a look at the most common claims.
Debt collection subcarrier from carrier
The practice of Alterlaw in international debt collection is not limited to unpaid invoices in the context of maritime carriage. Recently the law firm achieved within a short period the payment of its client’s invoices for a carriage of goods by road under the CMR regime.
Total avocado loss
Handling claims on perishable goods usually requires the consideration of facts outside the scope of the claim under negotiation. The financial condition of the client or the need to invest for the next harvesting period may be demanding circumstances making the settlement of the claim in full even more urgent. This was the case in a recent claim handled by Alterlaw, where the firm achieved the satisfaction of approximately 95% of the total claim amount.
Damage to pineapples as a result of delay in transit
Negotiations on maritime claims when damage is sustained due to delay is not always an easy task for the cargo interests. Lacking any legislative reference in the fundamental Hague-Visby Rules (HVR), the establishment of carrier’s liability due to delay requires attention to extra-legal tools, e.g. weather reports, port congestion reports, timetables etc. In a recent case, the extensive experience of Alterlaw in maritime claims handling secured more than half of the initial claim for its client.
Maritime cargo claim: suffocated limes
Alterlaw’s extensive experience on claims handling is the basis of its maritime legal services. The law firm approaches each cargo claim so as that an amicable, out-of-court settlement is achieved. Recently, Alterlaw successfully negotiated and settled a claim by securing the highest possible percentage of satisfaction for cargo interests.
Unpaid invoices in international trade
One of the fields that Alterlaw specializes in is the international debt collection. Recently the Dutch-based legal firm successfully handled a debt collection case between an exporter from Thailand and an importer from the Netherlands. The outcome was that the invoices, which remained unpaid for two years, were paid within ten days.