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January 1, 2016

Fuel to the Fire: Oil Rig Injuries and Third Party Claims

Injuries on oil rigs are relatively frequent and often lead to debilitating injuries. We at Forrest & Kolodny, L.L.P. have already spent some time highlighting the […]
December 25, 2015

Fire on Deck: Can You Recover From a Ship Fire?

A two-mile section of the Houston Ship Channel was closed in mid December after a fire erupted from a liquid fuel tanker. Houston’s KTRK ABC 13 […]
December 18, 2015

Asbestos and the Longshore and Workers’ Compensation Act

Most longshore workers are familiar with the hazards that are present in the workplace. Many of the typical hazards include slip and falls, equipment injuries, and […]
December 14, 2015

UPDATE: H.R. 158, The Visa Improvement Act – A Way to Argue the New Amendments are Discriminatory Under The U.S. Constitution

Many Iranians are asking me about H.R. 158, the new law that affects Iranian-Americans’ reciprocal right to travel to Iran for 90 days without a visa.  […]
December 13, 2015

H.R. 158, the “Visa Waiver Improvement Act.” How It Affects Iranian-Americans, and Is It Constitutional?

Many Iranians are asking me about H.R. 158, the new law that affects Iranian-Americans’ reciprocal right to travel to Iran for 90 days without a Visa.  […]
December 11, 2015

Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill: The Aftermath a Year Later

It was only a short time ago that the Houston Ship Channel was closed after a barge and tanker collided, which resulted in some 168,000 gallons […]
December 4, 2015

Growth in Maritime Industry May Mean Risk of Maritime Injury

There is little question that the shipping industry is on the rise. This is especially true when it comes to the Port of Houston – the […]
November 28, 2015

An Overview of the Death on the High Seas Act

The Death on the High Seas Act, or DOHSA, is a federal act. The act was passed in order to allow surviving family members of maritime […]
November 20, 2015

Five Must-Know Facts About the Jones Act

If you are a maritime worker, then it is important that you familiarize yourself with the Jones Act. This act can help to protect your rights […]
November 13, 2015

Owner of El Faro Seeks to Block Legal Action and Denies Liability

By now, most people have heard of the devastating loss of the cargo ship El Faro in September of 2015. Furthermore, most people are aware—and we […]