Too Little Too Late: 11th Circuit Decides New Insurance Contracts Formed After a Known Loss Are Unenforceable By: Callan Johns I.T.N. Consolidators, Inc. v. N. Marine Underwriters Ltd., No. 15-14439, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11505 (11th Cir. June 28, 2017);…

  Indictment of Contractors Dismissed: OCSLA Regulations Do Not Apply to Contractors By: Christopher Warren United States v. Moss, No. 16-30561, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 18665 (5th Cir. Filed Sept. 27, 2017); 2017 WL 4273427 (5th Cir. Filed Sept. 27,…

On October 8, we announced that Sen. John McCain introduced Senate Bill 1894 on September 28, 2017 to exempt Puerto Rico from the coastwise trade laws of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 commonly referred to as the Jones Act….

Senate Bill 1894 was introduced on Sept. 28, 2017 and read the second time on Oct. 2, 2017. The legislation has not yet been referred to committee. Three other Republican members of the Senate (Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, James…

Hogging the Pig Iron: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Louisiana Non-Resident Attachment to Establish Quasi In Rem Jurisdiction By: Meredith Bro Stemcor USA Inc. v. CIA Siderurgica Do Para Cosipar DOC, No. 16-30984, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 16916 (5th…

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