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Fla. Case Provides Practicum On Arbitrability

The Middle District of Florida recently, in U.S. Surety Co. v. Edgar, provided a practicum on arbitrability jurisprudence under the Federal Arbitration Act, answering key questions about (1) whether nonsignatories to an...more

Infrastructure Alert - February 11, 2014

The Panama Canal Authority and the GPUC, the construction consortium working on its expansion, have been deadlocked over whether the Canal will pay for $1.6 billion in cost overruns. Construction halted on February 5 due to...more

Contracting with the Ghanaian government or government entities – some guidance for the international community from the Supreme...

Introduction - In its recent decision in the case of Felix Klomega v The Attorney General and others, the Supreme Court in Ghana has provided much needed guidance to the international community when looking to contract...more

U.S. - Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement

The United States and Mexico have signed an agreement concerning the development of oil and gas reservoirs that cross the international maritime boundary between the two countries in the Gulf of Mexico....more

October 13, 2011 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Do Armed Guards Have a Licence to Kill?

The question arises: “May a guard contracted to an owner kill a pirate?” The short but accurate answer is “of course”. The consequences of the act are not short — it may stop the parade for the killer and those around him....more

Vessel Hypothetical - A Lawyer's Perspective

After the euphoria of the evening wears off, the questions begin to swirl. How do we choose the right yard? Have we timed the market correctly? Where will we get the money? We haven’t heard too much about our owner’s...more

Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment: Citizenship in a State based on Residence

Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America states: ”All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of...more

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