46 USC 41305 - Award of Reparations

(a) Definition.—In this section, the term "actual injury" includes the loss of interest at commercial rates compounded from the date of injury.

(b) Basic Amount.—If the complaint was filed within the period specified in section 41301(a) of this title, the Federal Maritime Commission shall direct the payment of reparations to the complainant for actual injury caused by a violation of this part, plus reasonable attorney fees.

(c) Additional Amounts.—On a showing that the injury was caused by an activity prohibited by section 41102(b), 41104(3) or (6), or 41105(1) or (3) of this title, the Commission may order the payment of additional amounts, but the total recovery of a complainant may not exceed twice the amount of the actual injury.

(d) Difference Between Rates.—If the injury was caused by an activity prohibited by section 41104(4)(A) or (B) of this title, the amount of the injury shall be the difference between the rate paid by the injured shipper and the most favorable rate paid by another shipper.

(Pub. L. 109–304, §7, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1546.)

Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
41305 46 App.:1710(g) (less time limit). Pub. L. 98–237, §11(g) (less time limit), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 80; Pub. L. 98–595, §3(b)(2), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 3132; Pub. L. 105–258, title I, §110, Oct. 14, 1998, 112 Stat. 1911.

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