Complete-Operation Rule Law and Legal Definition

Complete-operation rule refers to a legal principle providing insurance coverage to goods that are damaged during the shipping process. The rule is also applied when any damage occurs during loading and unloading of the goods. In addition, this doctrine makes no distinction between unloading and delivery of goods. [California Steel Bldgs., Inc. v. Transport Indem. Co., 242 Cal. App. 2d 749 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. 1966)]. Complete-operation rule is also known as coming to rest doctrine.