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

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

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

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

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

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?

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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