Thursday, June 27, 2019
supreme court of the United States

Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against Awarding Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims

Reese B. Mitchell – On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ruled mariners’ unseaworthiness claims are ineligible for punitive damages. The Dutra Grp. v. Batterton, No. 18-266, 2019 WL...

June 27, 2019
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Judge Gavel
Maritime News

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Jones Act Seaman’s Bid for Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court has resolved split circuit court decision sin the personal injury case of Dutra Group v. Batterton, ruling that an injured Jones Act seaman cannot recover punitive...

June 25, 2019
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
juros vilkas

EU Condemns Russian Arrest of Lithuanian Fishing Vessel

The European Union appealed to Russian authorities demanding the immediate release of Lithuanian fishing boat Juros Vilkas, detained in the Barents Sea on suspicion of poaching. In a posted statement,...

October 1, 2014
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Press Releases

Blank Rome Named Best Admiralty and Maritime Law Firm

NEW YORK– US News and World report has released the results for 2013 “Best Law Firm”, naming Blank Rome LLP as the top firm for Admiralty and Maritime Law. “Best...

December 10, 2012
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Monday, October 1, 2012

I’m On A Boat… Or Am I? Age-Old Debate Goes Before Supreme Court

By Brent Kendall Maritime law is as old as the republic, yet we continue to argue about what counts as a boat. The Supreme Court was home to that debate...

October 1, 2012
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

MV Rena’s Senior Officers Plead Guilty in New Zealand Court

The Master and Second Officer of the cargo vessel Rena today pleaded guilty to 10 out of the 11 charges laid by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) against the men following an...

February 29, 2012
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Engineering News

Bollinger responds to DOJ lawsuit

Bollinger Shipyards has issued a statement in response yesterday’s lawsuit filed against them by the U.S. Department of Justice.  The complaint alleges that Bollinger Shipyards made “material false statements” to...

August 18, 2011
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Carnival Sues BP, Others Over Gulf Oil Disaster – Reuters

Cruise ship operator Carnival Corp. (CCL) has sued BP PLC (BP, BP.LN), Transocean Ltd. (RIG), Cameron International Corp. (CAM), Halliburton Co. (HAL) and several other companies over last year’s oil...

April 27, 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Transocean Files Cross-Claims Against BP, Others Related To Gulf Spill

Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) said it filed cross-claims against BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) and other entities involved in last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as the legal wrangling over...

April 21, 2011
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BP Files Suit Against Halliburton

BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) said it had filed a lawsuit against Halliburton Co. (HAL), claiming its “misconduct” contributed to last year’s Deepwater Horizon disaster that led to the worst offshore...

April 21, 2011
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Somali man sentenced to 25 years for 2008 hijacking

WASHINGTON—Jama Idle Ibrahim, a/k/a Jaamac Ciidle, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against a merchant vessel, the...

April 8, 2011
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Judge Orders Exxon, Governments To Resolve Valdez Spill Claim

A federal judge has ordered Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Alaska to expedite talks on a 2006 claim by the federal and...

March 9, 2011
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Somali pirate recieves maximum sentence for role in ‘Maersk Alabama’ hijacking

Convicted Somali pirate, 21-year-old Abduwali Muse, was sentenced today in New York to 405 months, nearly 34 years, in federal prison for his participation in the April 8, 2009 hijacking...

February 16, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lawsuit: BP Vice President Resigned Before Spill Over Safety Concerns

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) vice president in charge of drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico resigned over safety concerns just months before the Deepwater Horizon...

February 15, 2011
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Somalia parliament rejects anti-piracy legislation

by Daniel Makosky, The Somali Parliament on this week rejected legislation designed to combat piracy. The bill, introduced last week by government officials, seeks to criminalize piracy and improve...

January 20, 2011
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Carnival Cruise Lines awarded $24M in lawsuit against Rolls Royce

According to a article released by the Associated Press, Carnival Cruise lines has been awarded $24 million as the result of lawsuit against Rolls Royce, claiming a faulty propulsion system...

January 6, 2011
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

U.S. sues BP and others over Gulf Oil Spill

Today, the U.S. Deptartment of Justice announced filing of a civil lawsuit against BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf Oil Spill, seeking undisclosed penalties and damages under...

December 15, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Drunk Tanker Captain Sentenced to Prison

[Image (c) Peninsula Daily News] Seattle – SEONG UG SIN, a citizen of Korea, and captain of the STX Daisy was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to...

October 27, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Oil Spill

Breaking News – Federal judge blocks Gulf drilling moratorium

A federal judge in New Orleans, Louisiana, has blocked a six-month federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Several dozen plaintiffs had sued President Barack Obama’s administration, arguing the...

June 22, 2010
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New book serves as a reference tool and guide to “Shipmaster Law”

The following is a press release issued on The International Law of the Shipmaster, a new book that serves as a reference tool and guide to “Shipmaster Law”.  According to...

April 7, 2010
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