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Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Apply International Safety Management Code as Basis for Vessel Negligence

In John Horton v. Maersk Line, Limited, Case No. 14-14450 (11 Cir., 02/27/2015) the 11th Circuit issued an unpublished decision finding that the International Safety Management Code (the “Code”) did not create vessel duties...more

Cooper v. Meridian Yachts – Complex International Maritime Case

In this complex international admiralty case, a sea captain sustained an injury as a result of a defective food lift on a ship. The ship owner, manager, and employer brought third-party claims against the ship designer and...more

Geoffrey Scimone v. Carnival Corporation

Order Affirming Denial of Defendant's Motion for Removal

On July 1, 2013 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that plaintiffs in separate lawsuits could not be joined together for purposes of complying with the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).The Court rejected...more

The Gulf Coast and UNCLOS

This is the scholarly writing paper that I wrote for my Law of the Seas class. It looks at the Gulf Coast oil spill of 2010 and relates international and national law to it....more

How to suppress piracy with law

TWo untamed elephants are in the room: piracy and liability. Taming liability controls piracy. Here is how. Piracy unites to protect owners in investments; labour in lives; states in trade; and law in civil safety and...more

California Jones Act Lawyer Advises How Seamen Can Assert Their Rights Under the Jones Act Maritime Law in the United States

Jones Act and Maritime lawyers are few and far between in California despite the hundreds of miles of coastline. For most attorneys the rules governing injured seamen and dock workers are something that has never crossed...more

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