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|Shipping Contracts: Affirming the Contract|
Jacy A. J. Whittaker; Parris Whittaker;
May 25, 2015, previously published by ParrisWhittaker.com on May 22, 2015If you are involved in the maritime and shipping industry, you will know that complex contracts can lead to disputes and problems - and that you need swift, incisive legal advice in order to protect your company, and your interests. At top Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker, our expert lawyers have...
|Does COGSA or the Carmack Amendment Apply to the Domestic Inland Portion of a Multimodal Through Bill of Lading? The Answer Remains Unclear.|
Matthew S. Lejeune; Jones Walker LLP;
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 5, 2015In today’s global economy, many goods are exported across vast distances and between foreign nations with diverse shipping laws. Goods manufactured in the midwestern United States may ultimately be intended for the markets of Singapore. In order to get these goods to market, they must often...
|Fifth Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Notice of a Claim under Limitation of Liability Act|
Stephen H. Clement; Jones Walker LLP;
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 5, 2015In our April 2013 edition of the Admiralty & Maritime E*lert, we published a summary of In re Marquette Transp. Co., LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152747 (E.D. La. Oct. 24, 2012), which held that even amicable postincident communications with another party may be enough to trigger the six-month...
|Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann SEAPORT DEVELOPMENT - Vietnam’s new Master Plan for seaport system development 2020-2030|
Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
April 7, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015Vinamarine has been assigned by Vietnam’s Government to prepare a new Master Plan for ports for the period 2020-2030. Three reports have been produced so far and, after completion, the plan will be subject to Prime Minister’s approval and then promulgated. The master plan focuses on...
|FIPA Report Calls For Unnecessary Regulation of Auto Sector Privacy: Are Other Sectors of the Economy Next?|
Helen Fotinos, George S. Takach, Kirsten Thompson; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 2, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015Yesterday, the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) released a report titled, “The Connected Car: Who Is In the Driver’s Seat” (the “Report”). The 123-page Report describes the increasing use of digital features and services in today’s...
|Fifth Circuit Recognizes Subrogation Lien In Jones Act Case|
Steven Boutwell, Amanda L. Howard; Kean Miller LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014In Chenevert v. Travelers Indemnity Co., No. 13-60119 (5th Cir. March 7, 2014), the Fifth Circuit formally recognized that an insurer providing and making voluntary payments to an injured employee under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act 33 U.S.C.A. § 901 et seq...
|Work Related Stress: It Comes With The Job for a Jones Act Seaman|
Steven Boutwell, Daniel B. Stanton; Kean Miller LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit in Skye v. Maersk Line Limited, Corp., 751 F.3d 1262 (11th Cir. 2014), reversed a district court ruling awarding damages to a Jones Act seaman for injuries stemming from “excessive work hours and an erratic sleep schedule.” The Court’s...
|Comments on the Statute for the Administration of Electronic Payment Institutions, which has been Recently Ratified in the Legislative Yuan|
Sean Liu; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
March 17, 2015, previously published by With the prosperous development of electronic commerce in recent years, the consumption patterns and payment tools of the consumers have also undergone drastic changes. Many consumers are accustomed to purchasing all kinds of goods on the Internet which were purchased at physical retail stores in the past. It is against such background that payment methods have advanced from physical ATMs or bank transfers in early days to online credit card transactions and online ATM money transfers. If the consumers are located overseas, they can also engage in online transactions through accounts with stored-value functionalities such as PayPal.Comments on the Statute for the Administration of Electronic Payment Institutions, which has been recently ratified in the Legislative Yuan
|U.S. Fifth Circuit Rules that Shore-Based Vessel Repair Supervisor is Jones Act Seaman|
Steven Boutwell, Dylan Tuggle Thriffiley; Kean Miller LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014In a decision that will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on marine insurers and their shipyard insureds, a divided panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit held that a vessel repair supervisor at a Houma shipyard qualifies as a Jones Act seaman.
|11th Circuit Rejects Long-Standing 5th Circuit Barbetta Rule Thereby Allowing Passengers to Sue Shipowners for the Negligence of its Medical Staff|
Steven Boutwell, Tod J. Everage; Kean Miller LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014Going back to 1943, the Supreme Court in De Zon v. Am. President Lines, Ltd., 318 U.S. 660, 669 (1943), ruled that a shipowner could be liable to a Jones Act seaman for harm suffered as the result of any negligence on the part of the ship’s doctor while treating the seaman. The U.S. Supreme...