DEMAND FOR INDEMNITY FROM SHIPPER

FALSE DESCRIPTION LIABILITY

 

         _________________________ (date)

 

To:    ________________________________ (shipper)

         ________________________________ (address)

 

 

On __________ (date), you delivered to our office at ________________________ (address) certain goods for shipment to _______________ (destination). These goods were accepted for shipment by us, and our negotiable bill of lading no. __________ was issued to you for the goods. On the basis of the information you supplied us, the goods were described in the bill of lading as _____________ (quote description in bill). This information was false, but we neither knew nor had reason to know that it was false.

 

In consequence of your false statement, ___________________________________ (name), of ________________________________________________ (address), a subsequent holder of the bill of lading, brought suit against us in ____________ Court, __________ Term, No. __________, of __________ (date). In that litigation it was held that, under __________ (cite local enactment of UCC $ 7-301), we were liable in our capacity as carrier and as issuer of such bill of lading for the false description in such bill of the goods represented thereby. As a consequence of our having been held liable for your false statement, we have sustained damages itemized as follows:

 

__________ .............................. $__________

__________ .............................. $__________

__________ .............................. $__________

__________

 

Total.......................................... $__________

 

As indemnity for this loss, as provided for in __________ (cite local enactment of UCC  7-301 (5)), the prompt payment to us of the total amount of damages of ___________ Dollars ($__________) is demanded. If payment is not made by ____________ (date), this matter shall be referred to our attorney for prosecution.

 

    Very truly yours,

 

 

___________________________________________

Name of carrier

 

 

_______________________

(signature of authorized officer)