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Maryland Code, Commercial Law § 18-204

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A person may not secure the issuance by a carrier of a bill of lading by inducing an officer, agent, or employee of the carrier to believe falsely that the goods were received by the carrier or are under its control:

(1) With intent to defraud;  and

(2) With knowledge that, at the time the bill of lading is issued, any of the goods described in the bill of lading as received for transportation:

(i) Have not been received by the carrier, its agent, or a connecting carrier;  or

(ii) Are not under the carrier's control.

Cite this article: - Maryland Code, Commercial Law § 18-204 - last updated December 31, 2021 |

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