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Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.Page 1RESOURCESATTORNEYSW. Brett MasonTransportation Update: Court of Appeals AffirmsTanker Cleaning Is Subject To Carmack03.20.2017 On January 30, 2017, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Heniff TransportationSystems, LLC v. Trimac Transportation Services, Inc., affirmed a ruling that dismissed acontaminated cargo suit filed against a tanker washer by a motor carrier. This opinion illustratesthat a company that does not physically transport goods may be protected by the CarmackAmendment 49 U.S.C. § 14706, et seq. ("Carmack").A. BackgroundIn November 2011, Heniff Transportation Systems, LLC ("Heniff") was hired by HuntsmanCorporation ("Huntsman"), a chemical producer, to transport chemicals from Texas to LambentTechnologies Corp. ("Lambent") in Illinois. To avoid contamination of its product, Huntsmanrequired Heniff to thoroughly clean, or "Kosher" wash, the inside of the tanker trailer prior to use.Heniff contracted with Trimac Tran...