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Adobe PDFMarine Insurance Warranty Upheld
Bill Amos, Tow Lu Lim, Jenny W. Y. Yu; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
A marine insurance dispute that ascends to Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal is both a rarity and a matter of international legal interest, given that Hong Kong’s statute is in identical terms to the UK’s seminal Marine Insurance Act 1906. The case in question, Hua Tyan...

 

HTMLShipping Insurance and Reinsurance Clauses
Parris Whittaker;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published by ParrisWhittaker on November 10th, 2014
How will the courts interpret shipping insurance clauses, particularly typhoon and storm warranties? The expert maritime and shipping Bahamas lawyers at Parris Whittaker have years of experience advising and representing shipping clients on contracts and insurance.

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Rules on McBride
Kyle L. Potts; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
The Fifth Circuit issued its en banc decision in Estis v. McBride Well Service, LLC, No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. September 25, 2014) and ruled that a Jones Act seaman’s recovery is limited to pecuniary losses where liability is predicated on the Jones Act or unseaworthiness. Because punitive...

 

HTMLSmall Vessel General Permit Goes into Effect
Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Gregory F. Linsin, Jonathan K. Waldron, Alan M. Weigel; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 2014
On September 10, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced the issuance of the final Small Vessel General Permit (“sVGP”) (the "Notice"). The sVGP will apply to non-military, commercial vessels that are less than 79 feet in length. Compliance...

 

HTMLMARAD Releases Study on LNG Bunkering Options
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
The U.S. Maritime Administration has released a study prepared by Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), Inc., which examines LNG bunkering and related infrastructure, safety, regulatory, and training needs. According to the press release, bunkering “is the transfer of LNG from a supply station to a...

 

HTMLTrial Judge Concludes the Deepwater Horizon Spill Caused by BP’s Gross Negligence and Willful Misconduct
Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Gregory F. Linsin, Jonathan K. Waldron, Alan M. Weigel; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 2014
On September 4, 2014 the federal district judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued long-awaited rulings as to liability. The court concluded that BP is subject to enhanced civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”)...

 

HTMLNaquin's Inclusive Definition of a Jones Act Seaman is Applied to a Port Engineer
Katie S. Cordes; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
In our April 2014 E*lert, we alerted you to the fact that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit arguably expanded the scope of Jones Act seaman status when it held that a shipyard repair supervisor was a Jones Act seaman in Naquin v. Elevating Boats, L.L.C., 744 F.3d 927 (5th...

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Requires Underwriters to Pay for Removal of Debris Claims Under Excess Policies
William C. Baldwin; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
After Hurricane Ike caused extensive damage to W&T Offshore's operations and required expensive removal of debris costs, W&T Offshore's excess underwriters filed a preemptive declaratory judgment action, seeking a ruling that the underwriters were not obligated to pay claims under their excess...

 

HTMLDistrict Court Holds That an Indemnity Agreement is Enforceable Under the LOIA When the Issue of the Indemnitee's Fault Will Never be Reached Due to Peremption of the Claim
Katie S. Cordes, Edward J. Koehl, William P. Wynne; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
In our June 2014 E*lert we informed you about a case of first impression, Hefren v. Murphy Exploration & Production Co. USA, et al., No. 12-1899 (W.D. La. 2014), in which the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana agreed with Jones Walker attorneys Edward J. Koehl,...

 

HTMLThe Limitation of Liability Act: A Vessel Owner’s First Line of Defense After a Maritime Accident Occurs
Melissa Button; Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
Maritime law, also referred to as admiralty law, is the body of law that governs navigation and shipping. It is a unique area of law that differs from common law and is applied uniformly throughout the country. Maritime law provides a legal framework for issues and accidents that take place on...

 


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