Non-Signatory to Contract Bound By Arbitration Clause

With increasing frequency, mandatory arbitration clauses are being written into maritime contracts.  You may have run across them in charter parties, towage and salvage... More

Keeping Good Witness Statements From Going Bad

When a marine casualty occurs, attorneys and adjusters are often dispatched to investigate the cause of the accident and assess the extent of damage... More

The Sometimes Harsh Realities of Joint and Several Liability

The doctrine of joint and several liability is not unique to the maritime law.  In fact, it dates back to at least the 18th... More

The CG-2692: Be Careful What You Say and How You Say It

With few exceptions, commercial vessel operators must provide immediate notification to the Coast Guard when involved in a serious marine casualty.  The criteria for... More

Denial of Maintenance and Cure Results in Large Punitive Damage Award

In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court sent shock waves through the maritime industry and legal community when it ruled that a Jones Act employer... More