The line between maritime and non-maritime jurisdiction continues to be redrawn. A recent case out of the Southern District of New York, Fireman’s Fund v Great American Insurance Company, 2013 U.S. Dist. 11114, held a dry...more
Floating homes that aren’t designed to actually travel across the water should not be classified as boats and don’t have to follow federal admiralty law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week....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
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