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November 14, 2017

Maritime Contracts

The American Civil court system is comprised of two separate systems – the federal court system and state court system. The state court system is considered […]
November 9, 2017

Arbitration

An important aspect of conducting business with any party in any jurisdiction is the ability to enforce the terms of the agreement. It is highly risky […]
October 20, 2017

Implied Warranties

A man walks into a high-end boutique store and purchases a watch. Due to the high cost of the watch, the watch manufacturer offers all those […]
October 6, 2017

Guns on the Open Water

News reports of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas have definitely triggered the renewal of the gun control debate. Those supporting gun control measures will point […]
September 22, 2017

Liability Legislation

The energy industry is huge. In particular, the oil sector is one of the largest in the world, with an estimated 82 million barrels of oil […]
September 11, 2017

Maritime Piracy

A ship is like an island. When a ship is out at sea, there are limitations with respect to protecting the ship. There are often few […]
September 8, 2017

Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Like every industry, the maritime industry is strongly governed by antitrust laws. In theory, antitrust laws act to level the playing field and keep open competition […]
August 18, 2017

Maritime/Bankruptcy Clawbacks

United States Bankruptcy law is known as a debtor-friendly law wherein debtors can utilize bankruptcy to reorganize and emerge out of debt. It also allows debtors […]
August 11, 2017

Do I Need My Passport?

People plan fishing trips, whether it is summertime fly-fishing in Montana or ice fishing during the winter. People also plan deep sea fishing trips out in […]
July 26, 2017

Maritime Quirks

The law is full of quirks. Maritime law has its fair share of quirks, too. For instance, state laws ban gambling. Several years ago, Nevada and […]