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Marine Insurance - May 2017

by Lane Powell PC on

Oregon Federal Court Holds Accident on Oregon Side of Columbia River is Covered Under Yacht Policy Despite the Navigational Warranty Restricting Coverage to Washington “Inland Lakes and Rivers” - Marine insurance contracts...more

Marine Insurance in the Trump Presidency: Smooth Sailing in 2017?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Although the Trump Administration's plans for significant infrastructure investment, including key ports and terminals, bode well for the marine industry, it is unclear how proposed restrictive trade policies will impact port...more

Cyber Risks and Insurance in the Marine Industry

by Zelle LLP on

The first wireless radio equipment was used aboard Lightship 70 in 1899. Over the next 115 years, the use of technology in the maritime domain has driven rapid change in the United States Coast Guard’s operating environment —...more

InterConnect - Summer 2015

by Benesch on

Shippers who are used to doing business with motor carriers often present freight brokers with a shipper-carrier agreement (often described as a “Motor Carrier Agreement”) of one kind or another to serve as the basis of a...more

“OCEAN VICTORY” – Court of Appeal Decision

by Reed Smith on

In Gard Marine & Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Co Ltd (Rev 1) [2015] EWCA Civ 16, the Appellant sub-charterers appealed the 2013 judgment of Teare J....more

FANE LOZMAN v. THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA

U.S. Supreme Court DecisionU.S. Supreme Court

by Michelle Otero Valdes on

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

Infrastructure Alert - January 3, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

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

Costa Concordia – Lessons Learned and Path Forward

When the Costa Concordia ran aground on a reef off Giglio Island near the Tuscan coast of Italy last month, owners and insurers of vessels certainly paid attention.  How could they not?  The incident was the...more

Court of Appeal clarifies issues relating to Marine Insurance, Piracy, and the treatment of Ransom Payments as a matter of English...

by Reed Smith on

Masefield AG v Amlin Corporate Member Ltd [2011] EWCA 24 The Facts The vessel "BUNGA MELATI DUA" was captured in the Gulf of Aden by Somali pirates, while carrying cargo belonging to the Claimant. Negotiations for the...more

La navegabilidad del buque en el régimen jurídico de la seguridad marítima

by Max Navas on

Presentación de la exposición y defensa del trabajo de Suficiencia Investigadora en Derecho de los transportes y de la navegación, realizada ante el Tribunal de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de...more

Calificación jurídica de los contratos atípicos por la Corte Suprema de Chile

by Rafael Durájn on

Comentario sentencia dictada por la Corte Suprema que versa sobre la naturaleza jurídica del vínculo que unió a un importador de determinadas mercancías, quien actuó subrogado por su...more

The 'Q & A' on Freight Forwarders: Who are They? What Do They Do? When are they Liable?

by Pamela Pengelley on

Abstract: When goods are damaged during transport, the seemingly obvious targets in a subrogated action are usually the "carriers", being the parties who were contracted to handle and transport the goods. There is,...more

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