Jonathan Waldron

Jonathan Waldron

Blank Rome LLP

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New Jones Act Enforcement Initiative

Action Item: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued a Notice to the Area Port of New Orleans Trade Community on November 12, 2014, announcing electronic online reporting of possible Jones Act violations. Owners and...more

12/8/2014 - Customs and Border Protection Jones Act Reporting Requirements Vessels

In 2014, Will Congress Pass Any Maritime Legislation?

Following its usual summer break over August 2014, Congress came back from its five-week summer recess and spent a whopping eight days or so back in session before recessing once again, approximately a week early, to hit the...more

11/18/2014 - Appropriations Bill Coast Guard DOD DOT Federal Budget Legislative Agendas

Mainbrace - October 2014, No. 3

In This Issue: - Maritime Cybersecurity: A Growing Threat Goes Unanswered - Valuation in Maritime Chapter 11 Cases: Genco and “NAV” - Is the U.S. Prepared Legally and Operationally to Protect Its Arctic...more

10/21/2014 - Arbitration Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Cybersecurity ENISA GAO Pending Legislation Vessels

Trial Judge Concludes The Deepwater Horizon Spill Caused By BP’s Gross Negligence And Willful Misconduct

On September 4, 2014 the federal district judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued long-awaited rulings as to liability. The court concluded that BP is subject to...more

9/9/2014 - BP Clean Water Act Deepwater Horizon Employer Liability Issues Environmental Liability Environmental Policies Gross Negligence Gulf Oil Spill Multidistrict Litigation Negligence Willful Misconduct

Exports of Condensate Reflect Evolution, Not Revolution, In Crude Export Regulation

On June 24, 2014, various news sources reported that the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) had allowed two companies to export processed condensate, suggesting a breakthrough in the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. The reality...more

6/27/2014 - Exports Oil & Gas Shipping U.S. Commerce Department

Does Responder Immunity Only Benefit Responders? What No One Has Explained To You About Insurance

There is a bit of weariness (and disappointment) in our industry with regard to the initiative to enact an enhanced responder immunity regime. Indeed, it has been over four years since the fire and incurred loss of life...more

6/18/2014

Historic Water Resources Reform and Development Act Enacted into Law

On June 10, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA”) (Public Law No: 113-121). The primary purpose of the bill is to provide funding for improvements to rivers...more

6/13/2014 - Environmental Policies EPA US Army Corps of Engineers Water Water Supplies WRRDA

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