Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Cruise Ships

Class Action Suits Face Uphill Battle Against Cruise Lines

By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) — After two passengers on their luxury cruise tested positive for Covid-19 in March, Emilio and Barbara Hernandez were so frantic to get off the ship,...

April 29, 2020
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Maritime News

Lawsuit Filed After Deadly Tanker Collision Near Galveston

The owners of the MT Odfjell Bow Fortune, the 600-foot tanker that collided with a fishing vessel near Galveston, Texas on January 14, has asked a Federal court to absolve...

January 22, 2020
Total Views: 47

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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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
Total Views: 24

Friday, January 4, 2019
Judge Gavel
Maritime News

Bouchard Sues Glassdoor Over Identity of Anonymous Former Employee

By Barbara Liston (Clearview Post) – Think anonymous reviews in crowd-sourced forums like Yelp and Glassdoor are protected by the First Amendment? A former employee who posted a critical review...

January 4, 2019
Total Views: 240

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Maritime News

Whistleblowing Ship Master Wins Case Against Matson and Hails Seaman’s Protective Act as Powerful Tool to Require Ship Owners to Maintain Safe Ships

Captain John Loftus, an advocate for merchant marine safety, won a decision from the Administrative Review Board of the Department of Labor that sustained a $1.1 million judgment against a...

July 11, 2018
Total Views: 86

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Maritime News

MOL Second to Settle Car Carrier Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, also known as MOL, has settled a major class-action antitrust lawsuit filed by individual consumers and auto, truck and equipment dealerships against more than...

August 18, 2015
Total Views: 5

Friday, July 24, 2015

K-Line Settles Car Carrier Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., more commonly known as K-Line, has agreed to a settlement in an alleged car carrier price-fixing scheme involving more than a dozen international shipping companies,...

July 24, 2015
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Australia Files Suit – New Lawsuit Seeks Damages Over 2010 Great Barrier Reef Grounding

  The Commonwealth of Australia is suing the Chinese owner of the bulk carrier MV Shen Neng 1 over unpaid damages from the ship’s 2010 grounding on the Great Barrier...

May 27, 2015
Total Views: 33

Friday, August 8, 2014

U.S. Shipping Firm Sues Alcoa for $300 Million Over Guinea Bauxite

A U.S. shipping firm is suing Alcoa for $300 million saying it suffered losses after the aluminium maker breached a contract with the Guinean government concerning bauxite shipments from the world's top exporter, court documents showed.

August 8, 2014
Total Views: 8

Friday, March 29, 2013
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Marisco Handed Monster Fine for EPA Clean Water Act Violations

HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) announced today their settlement with Marisco Ltd. including civil penalties of $710,000 for water...

March 29, 2013
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

John Cota Suing Coast Guard Over License

John Cota, the infamous San Francisco bar pilot who crashed the Cosco Busan into the Bay Bridge in 2007, is suing the U.S. Coast Guard to get his license back....

February 12, 2013
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lawsuits Mount Over Failed Rescue

Lawsuits have piled up this week against Princess Cruises alleging the cruise line was negligent when one of its luxury ships failed to assist a group of distressed fisherman adrift...

August 7, 2012
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
chukchi sea

Shell Sues the Sierra Club, and a Dozen Others Who Oppose Their Arctic Drilling Ambitions

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN, RDSB.LN, RDSB) is suing in federal court more than a dozen environmental organizations that are likely to challenge its plans for drilling...

March 1, 2012
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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UK-Based Recruitment Firm Allegedly Withholds Pay to Gulf Oil Spill Workers, Legal Battle Ensues

Just under two years ago, Faststream Recruitment, a UK-based maritime recruitment firm was hired by BP to provide contract workers for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  It was a...

February 21, 2012
Total Views: 2

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Halliburton: BP Hid Gulf Disaster Details

BP PLC’s effort to save money while drilling the Deepwater Horizon oil well led it to withhold critical information from contractor Halliburton Co. in the run-up to the deadly explosion...

September 3, 2011
Total Views: 2

Friday, September 2, 2011

Halliburton Sues BP Over False Information, Defamation

Halliburton Co. (HAL) yesterday filed a lawsuit against BP PLC in Texas state court claiming negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation related to the April 20, 2010 Macondo incident in...

September 2, 2011
Total Views: 1