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August 2018 Maritime Law Statutes of Limitations Are maritime attorneys governed by the same statute of limitations in all maritime cases, whether involving boating accidents, Jones Act commercial mariner injuries, injured cruise ship passengers, medical malpractice cruise ship plaintiffs... or are there caveats? Tim covers this issue in the current issue of Long Island Boating World.
October 2018 Marine Insurance Claims If a steering gear failure causes a boating accident, or a failed hose causes a boat sinking at the mooring, are these considered spontaneous events... or are they the result of wear and tear? Tim covers this issue in the current issue of The Ensign, the magazine of the U.S. Power Squadron.
December 2018 Admiralty Jurisdiction In any maritime accident or injury case arising on navigable waters, whether it involves a boating accident, cruise ship injuries, or an injured commercial mariner litigating as a Jones Act seaman, the pivotal legal issue becomes admiralty jurisdiction. Does a court have authority to hear the case? Tim covers this issue in the Winter 2018 edition of Long Island Boating World.
February 2019 What is a Towing Vessel In Jones Act and other maritime accident and injury cases, issues that generally arise include whether the injured was a crew member and the craft was a vessel. A recent Fifth Circuit case addressed the issue of "What is a Towing Vessel?," which Tim covered in the recent issue of WorkBoat magazine.
November 2019 The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Jones Act coverage for injured worker on Carnival Cruise Line ship. Cvoro v. Carnival Cruise Line Plaintiff-Appellant versus Carnival Corportion Defendant-Appellee.
January 2020 Statute of limitations is a common pitfall in cruise ship accidents involving injuries. In a recent case, a pivotal issue for an injured cruise ship passenger became one of venue US District Court No. 1:18-CV-1274
February 2020 Cruise ship quarantine - About 7,000 people, including 1,000 crew, were quarantined to the Costa Smeralda (Carnival Cruise Lines) following suspicions of coronavirus. Cruise Ship Virus Injury
March 2020 What is the Jones Act? This important maritime law governs legal remedies for injured vessel crews. What is arbitration? Those two issues were examined in a recent case in a federal district court. Jones Act Case - Maritime Arbitration