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HTMLEmployment on Board Maltese Flagged Vessels - Do Seafarers Get A Fair Deal?
GVZH Advocates;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2017, previously published on March 10, 2017
As emphasised by the International Labour Organizations (ILO), seafarers are frequently exposed to difficult working conditions and particular occupational risks. In fact, since working far from home, they may be vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, non-payment of wages, non-compliance with...


HTMLAuthor, "Vessel Owners' Duties To Longshoremen Only Go So Far"
Hansford P. Wogan; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2017, previously published on January 20, 2017
Hansford (Ford) P. Wogan, an associate in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group in the New Orleans office, recently authored an article that was published in Law360 on January 20, 2017. The article, "Vessel Owners' Duties To Longshoremen Only Go So Far," discusses the recent...


HTMLA New Compulsory Insurance Scheme for Vessels Carrying Passengers
Nils Goeteyn, Robin Squires; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2017, previously published on January 17, 2017
Right before the holidays, on December 24, 2016, the Government of Canada gave notice under Part 1 of the Canada Gazette of new proposed regulations dealing with compulsory insurance of passenger vessels under the Canadian Marine Liability Act. The Regulations respecting compulsory insurance for...


HTMLClaim under the Carmack Amendment is Viable against Broker Even When Broker Does Not Actually Carry the Cargo.
Lori J. Quinn; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 24, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017
This matter involved a subrogation action brought by insurers of Sharp Electronics against Wheels MSM and Tiger Express. Mitsui alleged that its insured engaged Wheels and Tiger as carriers and that litigation was commenced for property damage under the Carmack Amendment. Wheels moved for summary...


HTMLFifth Circuit Addressed Duties Owed by Vessel Owner to Longshoreman Performing Risky Work in Hazardous Conditions
Hansford P. Wogan; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2017, previously published on January 9, 2017
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the granting of summary judgment in favor of a defendant vessel owner on the grounds that the longshoreman working aboard the defendant's vessel could not establish that the defendant breached a duty owed to him. In doing so, the Fifth Circuit...


HTMLThe Maritime Collateral Source Rule's Application to Claims of LHWCA Workers Against Third Parties
Katie Cordes Darden; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2017, previously published on January 9, 2017
In dePerrodil v. Bozovic Marine, Inc., C.A. 16-30009, 2016 WL 6810728 (5th Cir. Nov. 17, 2016), in a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was faced with the question of whether a Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act employee may recover...


HTMLThe Impact of CETA on the Coasting Trade Regime in Canada: Brief Analysis of Bill C-30
Nils Goeteyn, Peter G. Pamel; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016
On October 31, 2016, one day after the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ("CETA") with Europe was signed, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-30 for first reading in the House of Commons in Parliament. The Bill, which is intended to implement CETA into Canadian legislation...


HTMLRegulations and Amendments Introduced for the Maritime Industry
Juan Jose Espino S.; Pardini & Asociados;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2016, previously published by The following amendments have been introduced by the Board of Directors of the Republic of Panama Maritime Authority
Amendment to fines and sanctions to companies providing ancillary services in the maritime industry.


HTMLMake Your Listing Agreement Bullet-Proof:  Five Important Clauses to Help Avoid or Control Litigation
Robert J. Alwine, Umberto Bonavita; Robert Allen Law;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2016, previously published by FYBA, Compass Magazine.  Oct/Nov. 2016
Every yacht broker should have a carefully written Listing Agreement to help avoid a lawsuit. If a lawsuit is unavoidable, the article discusses 5 important causes that should be included in every Listing Agreement to help control the outcome.


HTMLDistrict Court Denies Physical Supplier Maritime Lien in First Post-Trial Decision in the United States Arising Out of OW Bunker Collapse
William C. Baldwin; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016
On September 28, 2016, following a bench trial, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama issued a decision on the competing maritime liens of a physical supplier and the purported assignee of a fuel trader arising out of a single fuel supply to a pipelay vessel in...


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