Congressman DeSaulnier of California along with Congressmen Carbajal, Huffman and Scott, all of Virginia, introduced House Resolution No. 4304 on Nov. 8, 2017. The purpose of the legislation is to prohibit an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating against an…

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…

Dear Readers, As we continue our publication process of the Winter 2018 edition, we are looking forward to the next edition. Therefore, the LMLJ is now accepting articles for consideration for the Summer 2018 edition. Submissions may relate to maritime,…

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 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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