Detained Vessel Has No Claim for Damages under Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

District of Columbia District Court First to Interpret Damages Provision of APPS By Haley Guepet Angelex Ltd. v. United States, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159810, 2017 WL 4355920. Facts In April 2013, the M/V ANTONIS S. PAPPADAKIS (“the vessel”) arrived…

Court Interprets “Public Vessel” under OPA 90

Vessel under contract to U.S. is a Public Vessel and exempt from OPA 90 By José I. Lavastida Ironshore Specialty Ins. Co. v. U.S., No. 16-1589, LEXIS 17928 (1st Cir. September 15, 2017). In a case of first impression, the First…

Court Addresses Aspects of Personal Jurisdiction under FRCP Rule 15(c) and Jones Act Statute of Limitations

Court Addresses Aspects of Personal Jurisdiction under FRCP Rule 15(c) and Jones Act Statute of Limitations By: Alexandra Saliba Kelan Unterberg v. Mobil Shipping & Transp. Co., No. 14 Civ. 10025 (GBD), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154661; 2017 WL 4326040…

READING THE FINE PRINT: FEDERAL COURT IN MIAMI ENFORCES POLICY’S DIVEBOAT LIMITATION EXCLUSION RIDER IN SCUBA DIVING ACCIDENT

Maritime Insurance Action turns on Exclusion’s “Plain Language” By:  William L. Pardue Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am. v. Barkley, No. 16-61768-CIV, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132886 * (S.D. Fla. Aug. 21, 2017); Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am. v….

Major Repairs Take Vessel Out of Navigation: Court Denies Claimant Seaman’s Status

Major Repairs Take Vessel Out of Navigation: Court Denies Claimant Seaman’s Status By: Shiena Normand Helix Energy Sols. Grp. Inc. v. Gold, 522 S.W.3d 427, 2017 Tex. LEXIS 561, 2017 AMC 1622 (Tex. 2017). In August 2012, Helix Energy Solutions Group purchased the…

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