United States Supreme Court Enforces Choice-of-Law Provision in Maritime Insurance Contract

On February 21, 2024, the United States Supreme Court made its first ruling in a maritime case in nearly 70 years. The Court unanimously... More

Navigating the Safer Seas Act

The Safer Seas Act (SSA) was enacted as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year of 2023 to combat sexual... More

5th Circuit Clarifies Standard of Evidence in Maritime Negligence Claims in Louisiana

Maritime accidents often serve as arenas for legal clarification and refinement, shaping the standards by which negligence and liability are determined on the open... More

Judge Fallon Enforces Post-Accident Venue Selection Agreement in Jones Act Case

Venue selection agreements can provide maritime employers some certainty with respect to the venue where they will be subject to employee litigation. Judge Fallon... More

Georges Legrand and Michael Neuner Obtain Defense Judgment in Hotly Contested Maritime Death Case

Congratulations to Georges Legrand and Michael Neuner! Since 2020, Georges and Michael have been defending a double death maritime case in which several crew... More

Death on the High Seas

The recent implosion of the OceanGate’s submersible Titan has drawn international attention to the safety of deep ocean exploration. The circumstances that led to... More

Dan Hoerner’s Latest WorkBoat Article: Stop-work Authority is a Win-win

Many view stop-work authority as an underused or hollow “feel good” practice that should rarely be implemented. But this proactive safety measure should be... More

Which Workers’ Compensation Law Applies?

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

Supreme Court Defines “Waters of the United States”

In a case arising under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1521, et seq. (“CWA”), the Supreme Court has examined the meaning of the... More

Southern District of Texas Opinion on Recoverable Maintenance and Cure for Boat Captain

In an Order issued last month by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in the case, Moran v. Signet... More