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Fifth Circuit Expands Coverage of Jones Act, Rules That Shipyard Employee Injured in Shore-Based Crane Incident is a Seaman

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

Perils of the seas needn’t be too perilous

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

FANE LOZMAN v. THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA

U.S. Supreme Court Decision

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. ...more

Not Named, No Coverage: Additional Insured Status Denied

In One Beacon Ins. Co. v. Crowley Marine Services, Inc., ___F.3d ___, 2011 WL 3195292 (5th Cir. (Tex.) July 28, 2011), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an insurer's denial of coverage for a party not...more

Liability of Owners and Operators for Injury to Persons Onboard

How far does the obligation of a duty of care regarding safety onboard a ship go? In this decision of the NSW Court of Appeal it was held that the owner and operator of a ship can be jointly liable for breach of duty of care...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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