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  1. #1
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    Nov. 11, 2006

    Default Question about delayed semen shipment

    I was hoping to get some advice from the many others that I am sure have been in a similar predicament.

    Before going to Ireland, I left my mare at the vet clinic to be bred as we had short cycled her. It seems as though the Fed Ex shipment was delayed at the Memphis hub due to the floods last week. When they vet called looking for it, they were told they could send it the next day. My vet refused the shipment as it was too late at that point. My question is, do I have any recourse through Fed Ex for the value of the collection fee? (Nevermind the wasted vet fees. ) Thank you in advance for any input.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 28, 2003


    No. Fedex specifically exempts "acts of nature" from their liability clause. The only time you have recourse is if it was Fedex's problem; i.e. they sorted it wrong, truck broke down, etc.
    Already excited about our 2016 foals! Expecting babies by Indoctro, Diamant de Semilly, Zirocco Blue and Calido!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 11, 2006


    Thanks Hillside. I had figured that would be the case.

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