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Maritime Law Firm Retained By Injured Roustabout On Semisubmersible Offshore Drilling Rig

HOUSTON — The Transocean oil-rig explosion on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, led to a huge fire and the eventual sinking of the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible offshore drilling rig . Coast Guard officials suspended the three-day search for the 11 missing Transocean oil rig workers; it is believed...

House Passes Bill Allowing Oil Spill Victims To Recover Noneconomic Damages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a move that would allow families of workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion to sue for noneconomic damages, the U.S. House of Representatives on July 1 passed H.R. 5503, the SPILL Act (Securing Protections for the Injured from Limitations on Liability...

Lanier Law Firm Files Infringement Lawsuit Over E-mail Spam Patent

MARSHALL - The Lanier Law Firm has announced a patent infringement lawsuit filed on behalf of Longview, Texas-based InNova Patent Licensing LLC against a group of 36 corporate defendants accused of infringing an InNova patent that represents one of the cornerstones of e-mail communications ( InNova Patent...

LexisNexis Products Cover Cruise Ship, Maritime and Admiralty Law

Watching news footage of the Carnival Splendor cruise liner being towed into San Diego Bay is a reminder that, sometimes, cruises don't go well. Disembarking passengers told tales of three days adrift on the Pacific Ocean off of Mexico with little food, backed-up toilets, no air conditioning, no...

LexisNexis Products Cover Cruise Ship, Maritime And Admiralty Law

Watching news footage of the Carnival Splendor cruise liner being towed into San Diego Bay in November 2010 was a reminder that, sometimes, cruises don't go well. Disembarking passengers told tales of three days adrift on the Pacific Ocean off of Mexico with little food, backed-up toilets, no air...

U.S. Naval War College International Law Studies Series

The 86-volume U.S. Naval War College International Law Studies Series is now accessible through one searchable file and one electronic table of contents (ETOC). The collection of essays and articles, initiated by the U.S. Naval War College in 1901 and written by noted international law professors...

High Court Hears Maritime Worker's Appeal Of Disability Benefits Calculation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 11 regarding the proper calculation of benefits for disabled maritime workers under Section 6 of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) ( Dana Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc., et al. , No. 10...

Jenner & Block: Navy Shipbuilders Avoid Asbestos Product Liability Claims

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block On October 3, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decided two questions of first impression under maritime law: (1) does maritime law recognize the sophisticated user and/or sophisticated purchaser defenses...

Mediation of Multi-Party Maritime Cases

by Robert S. Glenn Jr. A colleague called me a few years ago seeking a referral. He was looking for a mediator with a rather unique set of characteristics. The mediator should be able to speak Portuguese, be familiar with contracts of affreightment (have drafted them, if possible), be familiar with...