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Blog Posts in 2016

Seaman's Protection Act, 46 U.S.C. 2114

A lot of maritime attorneys like defending the big guys. They like defending the big cruise line, the big conglomerate and the big insurer. Sure, everyone needs a defense but I don’t have the ...
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Keeping Up With Piracy

A Taiwanese citizen sued the U.S.A. for killing her husband and sinking his fishing vessel in connection with a NATO counter-piracy initiative. That is, her husband was a hostage aboard his vessel ...
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5th Circuit Wrestles with a Maritime Lien

This is a legal update from the bridge of Fulweiler llc. Lots of marine businesses include language in their maritime contracts stating "the general maritime law of the United States" ...
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Bear Trap In An Ocean Wilderness: Suing A Cruise Line

"Sue the cruise line," is what he says craning forward to chomp on something while pressing a cocktail against his chest. "Going out in weather like that. What? There's something ...
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First Responder Immunity & the DEEPWATER HORIZON

Sickened by dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon clean-up? A February 16th ruling from the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana probably just cut off your rights of recovery. In 32 ...
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Crossing the Bar: Justice Scalia and the Maritime Law

Justice Scalia. Not sure I'm a fan of his reading the Constitution in an original textual context. Scalia's approach seems to encourage the devoted to give Deuteronomy a literal read! Anyway, ...
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