A floating home is not a “vessel” subject to federal maritime jurisdiction.
U.S. Supreme Court. Lozman v. Riviera Beach, No. 11-626. Jan. 15, 2013. Lawyers USA No. 993-3742.
The estate of a seaman who died from mesothelioma was entitled to recover compensation for his pre-death pain and suffering, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.
A seaman is entitled to maintenance and cure for a disease that manifested itself after he had completed his maritime service, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
A civil lawsuit over the deaths of two students in a 2010 Philadelphia Duck Boat crash has settled with an agreement to pay $17 million in damages, according to an attorney in the case.
Although the case was closer than expected, attorneys who represent railroad workers are applauding the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that applied a relaxed causation standard to injury claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act.
A commercial fisherman can seek damages for the emotional distress he suffered when a freighter nearly collided with his boat in a heavy fog, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A bill that would amend the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) to increase possible compensation for families of workers who die in oil rig explosions has passed the House.
WASHINGTON – As oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spread, lawmakers have introduced legislation that would lift the cap on punitive damages that can be assessed against those responsible for such disasters under maritime law.