Knowledge Lab - Keeping it Legal

Presenter: James A. Calderwood

U.S. and foreign-based movers and forwarders have been the subject of criminal and civil fraud actions by the U.S. Government in matters related to shipments by the Government. The law even allows “whistle blowers,” those with inside knowledge of fraudulent activity, to sue on behalf of the Government and collect part of the proceeds. This has now impacted the moving industry. This session will review how to respond to investigations and what’s at stake, as well as discuss changes to the law by the Federal Maritime Commission requiring registration of foreign-based forwarders.

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