FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 102-interview with Bruce Carton
Ebola Outbreak's Impact on International Maritime Operations
Dr. John A.C. Cartner Discusses the Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention on its First Anniversary
Dr. John A.C. Cartner, Evaluates USMMA Advisory Board Report and DOT Sec. Foxx’s Response
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 68-Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 62-Self Disclosure Issues Under the FCPA, a conversation with Bill Athanas and David Simon
Scenarios and Legal Maritime Analysis for C-Retriever Ship Officer Kidnappings
Captain Phillips' Crew Lawsuit Has No Merit
Ten Points to Rationalize and Restart the United States Maritime Industry
Maritime Reflections: Panama
Maritime Reflections: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Evaluation of TWIC Hearing held by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Asteroid Mining in Space: Is it Legal?
The First Circuit recently examined, in the admiralty context, the doctrine of uberrimae fidei, a legal doctrine requiring that all parties to an insurance contract deal in good faith and fully disclose all material facts....more
In a much anticipated 8-1 decision, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that BP is not entitled to additional-insured coverage in In re Deepwater Horizon, No. 13-0670 (Feb. 13, 2015)....more
The Supreme Court of Texas ruled on February 13, 2015, that BP is not entitled to coverage as an additional insured under insurance policies Transocean procured for the Deepwater Horizon. ...more
Action Item: Courts must consider whether an insurance policy incorporates other documents and the extent thereof in evaluating the existence of additional insured coverage. Parties should evaluate the policy and underlying...more
In Gard Marine & Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Co Ltd (Rev 1)  EWCA Civ 16, the Appellant sub-charterers appealed the 2013 judgment of Teare J....more
First Am. Bank v. First Am. Transp. Title Ins. Co., 759 F.3d 427 (5th Cir. 2014) –
After a mortgagor filed bankruptcy, a lender brought claims under a ship mortgage insurance title policy. The lender appealed the...more
In Hua Tyan Development Ltd v Zurich Insurance Co Ltd  HKCFA 72, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal dismissed a marine insurance claim on grounds of breach of warranty by an insured....more
The Fifth Circuit recently reversed, per curiam, a district court decision finding that a contract worker cleaning oiled beaches near Grand Isle, Louisiana, in the wake of the 2010 Macondo oil spill qualified as a...more
No. 11-0810, LAN/STV, J.V. v. Martin K. Eby Construction Co. - In a unanimous opinion by Chief Justice Hecht, the Court held that the economic loss rule does not allow a general contractor to recover increased costs of...more
In this case, an insurance company sued Mercury Marine and First Choice Marine after a boat dropped off for repairs was stolen from First Choice’s premises. The insurance company brought a subrogation claim, standing in the...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Lincoln v. Director OWCP (Ceres Marine Terminals, Inc.) No. 13-1594 (March 11, 2014), was recently asked to address the effect of the employer filing a notice of...more
In Chenevert v. Travelers Indemnity Co., No. 13-60119 (5th Cir. March 7, 2014), the Fifth Circuit formally recognized the right of an insurer providing and making voluntary payments to an injured employee under the Longshore...more
In a ruling that will likely send shockwaves through the maritime industry and be considered a landmark decision in years to come, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit in Naquin v. Elevating Boats, L.L.C., --- F.3d ---,No....more
In a marine builder's risk policy coverage dispute decided under Washington state law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a grant of summary judgment for Underwriters. ...more
Chile’s new insurance law came in to force on 1 December 2013. The new rules amend the Chilean Code of Commerce, including rules deriving from the 1865 Civil Code. We have summarised some of the features of the new law....more
When the cargo vessel “Irene EM” grounded on 30 October 2009 in the Gulf of Khambhat, underwriters declined cover as the loss was not caused by a peril of the sea.
The term “perils of the seas” refers only to...more
This is a "free" translation into Italian of my article on the reform of English insurance contract law.
Il Marine Insurance Act del 1906 è un formidabile esempio di capitale intellettuale
This is a "free" translation into Spanish of my article of November 2012 on the reform of English insurance contract law:
" La Ley de Aseguramiento Marítimo de 1906 (The Marine Insurance Act 1906) es una
obra de la ...more
The U.S. Supreme Court settled an important conflict between the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits this week, holding a floating home, incapable of propelling itself, was not a “vessel” within the meaning of the Rules of...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled that Lozman’s houseboat was a "floating home" and has ruled that his floating home is not a vessel.
The 112th Congress adjourned before voting on any Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Although the Senate passed a $60.4 billion relief bill, the House did not hold a vote on it nor the Republican-backed alternative $27 billion...more
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
The Marine Insurance Act is durable and enduring, remarkably so - it has remained
in place, substantially unamended in over 100 years. It is a classic example of
accuracy, brevity, clarity with just 94...more
In this recent Federal Court case, the Court had to decide on the extent of warranties and assurance provided by marine surveyors in providing a survey report for insurance purposes.
Essentially, the question for...more
This is a short article on Somalian piracy with a particular focus on the recent suggestion that the payment of ransom to Somalian pirates should be curtailed or proscribed. What alternatives are there? And what would be the...more
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