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DOJ Raids Maritime Industry Meeting and Serves CEOs with Subpoenas

Media outlets have reported that the U.S. Department of Justice raided the maritime industry’s “Box Club” meeting, which is more formally known as the meeting of the International Council of Containership Operators. Box Club...more

Third Circuit Affirms Private Damages Immunity Under Shipping Act for Ocean Common Carriers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Holland & Knight alerted the maritime community in November 2016 that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit appeared likely to affirm the dismissal of private antitrust claims brought against roll-on, roll-off...more

Maritime Cybersecurity Regulation on the Horizon

by King & Spalding on

Over the past year, various institutions and organizations—both domestic and international—have shown an interest in moving the increasingly prevalent cybersecurity conversation offshore. Domestically, both Congress and...more

Third Circuit Considering Federal Court Damages Immunity for Ocean Shipping Companies

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Shipping Act of 1984 grants limited immunity under the antitrust laws to vessel-operating common carriers that enter certain agreements, including price-fixing agreements, so long as the agreements are filed in advance...more

Coalition Challenges National Marine Fisheries Service Rules for Regulating Offshore Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On February 12th, a coalition led by the Center for Food Safety filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (“NMFS”) final rule implementing...more

Shipping Act Antitrust Exemption Held for the First Time to Preempt State Antitrust Laws

by K&L Gates LLP on

For the first time, a federal court has held that the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. §§ 40101–41309 (Shipping Act), preempts state-law antitrust claims. The federal district court in New Jersey applied conflict preemption...more

Crowley Executive Acquittal in Price Fixing Trial Highlights Importance of Evaluating Legitimate Defenses and Avoiding Costly Plea...

A federal jury’s recent acquittal of a shipping company executive charged with price fixing highlights the challenges and uncertainties the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) faces when defendants force...more

FDA Proposes Regulations on Safe Food Transport

by Cozen O'Connor on

In early February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its seventh and final major rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The proposed rule seeks to prevent the contamination...more

Brokers – The Marine Peril of Not Knowing the Market

by Nathan Cecil on

Two recent cases have highlighted the need for brokers to be familiar with the nature of their client’s business and the limits and exclusions of marine insurance products on the market. In both of these cases, the...more

Resort Torts: Vacation, Resort and Recreational Liability

by John Leighton on

Resort Torts: Vacation, Resort and Recreational Liability is the publication following John Elliott Leighton's 2nd Annual Resort Tort seminar in Miami, Florida. The seminar, moderated by Brenda Shapiro, Esq., focuses on...more

Resort Torts - Identifying Deadly Dangers for Tourists

by John Leighton on

Article authored by John Elliott Leighton on identifying Resort Torts -- those injuries as a result of vacation, leisure and transportation activities. Published in the South Floridfa Legal Guide in 2009....more

Crime on the High Seas - Is your Booty Worthless?

by Steve Berman on

As children, we've all marveled at stories of pirates on the high seas, walking the plank and discovering lost treasure. The idea of leaving the mainland to submerse yourself in an adventure full of foreign lands, new...more

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