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Commercial Fisherman Suffers Hand Injury - Maritime Law Remedies?

A commercial fisherman was recently airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard from a boat off Gloucester, MA as a result of a reported severe hand injury. While the circumstances are unknown, the fisherman is ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Issues 2017 Light List

Want to be a prudent mariner? The trick is not relying on one navigational tool alone. That is, the chart, navigational aids and the U.S. Coast Guard's recently released Light List should all be ...
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Claims for Unpaid Crew Wages

Not paying a vessel's crew his or her wages is a lot different than, say, not paying someone who does work on your house. That is, an unpaid crew member has unique remedies available under the ...
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Newport R.I. Maritime Attorney Talks Seafarer's Wage Penalty Statute

There's an incredible amount of self-serving legislative activity in this Country that's just not appreciated by its citizens. I tripped over what I believe is a good maritime example of this ...
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RI Maritime Attorney Blogs About Fishing Law

In a somewhat recent maritime law decision, three fishermen set sail aboard a fishing boat. Apparently, there was no written agreement memorializing the terms of their maritime employment. It seemed ...
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Five Ways to Get Sued

With fourteen years of legal seas under this hull, I've developed a sense as to some behaviors which I believe may invite lawsuits. These observations are personal to me and you may disagree. 1. ...
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Five Ways to Lose a Maritime Lawsuit

Maritime cases are fragile things requiring attention and encouragement. There are many ways to lose an admiralty lawsuit because the voyage from that first client meeting to a safe harbor is long ...
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The Hazards of Working at Sea

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Don't let anyone tell you that working on and around the water isn't dangerous. Case in point is the recent death of a Massachusetts lobsterman. Apparently he ...
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Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim

Somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line, a court recently dismissed a maritime personal injury claim. I read court decisions because they’re sort of like Coast Guard navigation circulars. ...
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There's A New Wind Scale In Town

What with Hurricane Sandy having come knocking earlier this Fall, it occurred to me that I ought to say a few words about the National Weather Service's new hurricane scale. This new scale is ...
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The Insurance Company Just Denied My Claim!

Buying a policy of marine insurance is about hedging against risk. You're paying some money up front to limit the possibility of a downstream event that may or may not occur. The boat might never ...
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What's This About Rules and Hurricanes?

Hurricanes tend to give rise to case law and in poking around I found just such an appellate decision from earlier this year. The issue that caught my eye related to the Pennsylvania Rule. Under this ...
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John K. Fulweiler, Esq. Highlighted in the "Providence Business News"

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The Providence Business News reported today that maritime attorney John K. Fulweiler, Esq. assumed the Chairmanship of the American Salvage Association's Membership ...
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You Won't Believe This New Waterways/Ports Funding Proposal

Okay, call us skeptical, but Senators Alexander and Graham seek bipartisan support of a new waterways funding plan that would: • Remove the requirement that Olmsted Lock and Dam be funded using ...
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That Maritime Attorney Watches What?!

I watch trials. Swing by my office sometime and I'll likely have a cross-examination or an opening statement streaming live on the flat screen. We pay a pretty penny for a subscription service ...
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The "Handy Shipping Guide" Reports on John K. Fulweiler

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The " Handy Shipping Guide " reported today that maritime attorney John K. Fulweiler, Esq. assumed the Chairmanship of the American Salvage Association's ...
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The Journal Of Commerce Reports on Mr. Fulweiler

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The weekly magazine "The Journal of Commerce" reported today on maritime attorney John K. Fulweiler, Esq. having assumed the Chairmanship of the American Salvage ...
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Hope for a Safer Fishing Industry?

September 12, 2012 --- Quonset Point, RI. Offshore fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the Nation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, a new federal law, may help to ...
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Fulweiler llc in Professional Mariner Magazine

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Nice write-up about the law office by the good folks at Professional Mariner magazine. Give it a read by clicking HERE. --- Fulweiler llc 1-800-383-MAYDAY
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