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Boating Accidents

Fifth Circuit Affirms Use of Special Jury Interrogatory on Whether an Accident Occurred

In defending personal injury claims, defendants frequently have to deal with jury interrogatories that infer the plaintiff actually experienced an incident that caused or contributed to his complaints, despite there being a...more

Boating Accidents Grow More Serious On Area Lakes

by Howard Ankin on

High temperatures and low gas prices contributed to a rise in the number of boaters on area lakes in recent years, and the number of boating related accidents increased accordingly. Victims of boating accidents sought an...more

Legislative Update

by Brooks Pierce on

With negotiations on the budget bill (HB 1030) still continuing outside the public view, this week the General Assembly focused on other issues. Tax Proposals; Services Tax Clarifications and New Market Jobs Act - ...more

Reporting Marine Casualties: U.S. Coast Guard Guidance Helps to Bring Some Clarity to the Debate

by Blank Rome LLP on

In July 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard released the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-15 (“NVIC”), titled Marine Casualty Reporting Procedures Guide with Associated Standard Interpretations. The purpose of the NVIC is...more

Don’t Be Injured in a Boating Accident: The End of Summer Does Not Mean the End of Boating Safety

by Varnum LLP on

The State of Michigan is in the heart of four of the Great Lakes. In addition, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, we enjoy the presence of more than 10,000 inland lakes and over 35,000 miles of...more

Bad Faith Sentinel - March 2015

by Saul Ewing LLP on

In This Issue: - District of Colorado Sinks Insurer’s Motion for Summary Judgment on Bad Faith Claim Where Insurer Allegedly Failed To Timely Investigate Available Coverage for Boating Accident - Eastern...more

Negligence and fatal boat accidents

by Howard Ankin on

While car accidents and slip-fall injuries are commonly associated with negligence claims, there are many other situations which may also give rise to such litigation, as any Illinois boat accident attorney would attest....more

Boating Safety Issues

by Howard Ankin on

Most people already knows that drinking alcohol and driving a car is a dangerous combination, however, there is less awareness of the same dangers while operating a boat. Mix water, a boat and throw in alcohol and the results...more

Court Rejects Vicarious Liability Under Georgia Boating Law

by Burr & Forman on

The State Court of Dekalb County, Georgia recently held that companies operating in the boat rental business cannot be held vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their rental customers. Carol Morris v. Yaaqov...more

Initial Report Finds Weather and Boat to Blame for Panama City Parasailing Accident

A beach vacation turned horrifying recently when two teenagers from Indiana were severely injured in a parasailing accident in Panama City Beach. The girls, both 17 years old, were left in critical condition after their...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Transactions: Amendments to 1976 LLMC Convention Increase Maritime Accident Exposure for LNG Vessel Owners –...

by King & Spalding on

The Convention of Liability for Maritime Claims 19 November 1976 ("1976 LLMC" or the "Convention"), as amended by the Protocol of 1996, is a convention designed primarily to limit liability for shipowners for maritime...more

Ship’s Navigator Sentenced To Four Years For Criminal Negligence

by Dentons on

A B.C. ship’s navigator has been sentenced to four years after he was convicted of criminal negligence causing death for dereliction of duty leading to his ship colliding with an island....more

Wilson Elser and NTSB General Counsel Co-Author Guide to NTSB Accident Investigations

by Wilson Elser on

In This Guide: - 1 Abstract - 1 The NTSB - 2 Initiation and Nature of NTSB Investigations - 3 On-Scene Organization - 3 NTSB Investigation Groups - 4 Parties to the Investigation - 5...more

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