December 22, 2017

Jones Act and Puerto Rico, Part II

A 2014 study by accounting giant Price Waterhouse Coopers stated that in Louisiana there are approximately 55,840 maritime jobs that contribute over $11.3 billion annually to […]
December 16, 2017

Jones Act and Puerto Rico

A Bloomberg Report states how the Jones Act is hurting Puerto Rico economically and needs to be changed. Currently, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane […]
October 13, 2017

Injured Seamen

Accidents happen. When they do, laws are in place to provide coverage to the injured party, provided that the injured party satisfies the legal criteria of […]
August 25, 2017

Federal Ship Financing

Per the Merchant Marine Act, better known as the Jones Act, the United States government sought to increase the use of U.S. waterways and U.S. ports. […]
June 29, 2017

The Jones Act: Pro and Con

The Jones Act is a controversial maritime topic. Conceived in the 1920s to protect U.S. Merchant Marines, the Jones Act regulates the shipping of goods between […]
August 12, 2016

Discrepancies in Maritime Injury Claims

A recent maritime case punctuated the discrepancy in maritime injury claims regarding when the statute of limitations starts to run. If you are hurt in a […]
June 10, 2016

Jones Act Consequences

The Jones Act (the Merchant Marine Act of 1920) requires that all vessels carrying cargo or passengers for hire must be built in the United States, […]
March 11, 2016

Injury On Deck: The Everyday Hazards Faced by Deck Hands

Deck hands face injuries every single day. Although the maritime industry is known for the large amount of employment opportunities it provides in Texas, there are […]
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 […]
October 30, 2015

The Two Laws that Protect the Families of Maritime Workers Lost in El Faro Cargo Ship Accident

Family members of the victims who were lost at sea when the El Faro cargo ship disappeared during Hurricane Joaquin in late September 2015 have filed […]