Charles Davant

Charles Davant

Sedgwick LLP

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Prevailing Party Fees are Not Recoverable in Cases Arising Under Admiralty Jurisdiction

Insurers with marine risks in Florida should be wary of an evolving conflict among Florida’s lower appellate courts regarding the applicability of Florida’s Offer of Judgment Statute (ch. 768.79) to claims governed by...more

3/25/2013 - Attorney's Fees Insurance Industry Jurisdiction Prevailing Party

If it Floats, it May Not be a Boat – the U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Definition of a Vessel

The U.S. Supreme Court settled an important conflict between the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits this week, holding a floating home, incapable of propelling itself, was not a “vessel” within the meaning of the Rules of...more

1/17/2013 - SCOTUS Vessels

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