Jones Act Injury Claim For Stress Related Injury

Posted by John K. Fulweiler | May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baseball analogies seem right this time of year and so here it goes (in the voice of the Yankee's announcer, John Sterling, please): "And the 11th Circuit goes Boom! It is high, it is far and 'lo looks like the Supremes might be looking at this one." That's right, yesterday's 11th Circuit decisi...

This Supreme Court Decision Helps Maritime Claimants

Posted by John K. Fulweiler | May 06, 2014 | 0 Comments

Claimants are sometimes prevented from having their claims decided by a jury through the use of a procedural device called "summary judgment." Under certain circumstances, a court can decide that the lack of a material factual dispute and/or the state of the law is such that a claimant's claim i...

Rhode Island Maritime Injuries

Posted by John K. Fulweiler | May 02, 2014 | 0 Comments

Injured at sea or on a boat? The laws governing maritime injuries are complicated and require the experience of a seasoned lawyer to safely navigate. Your status (i.e., crew, passenger, researcher, etc.), where you were injured and what you were doing at the time of your maritime accident will a...

RI Maritime Attorney - Maintenance & Cure Payments

Posted by John K. Fulweiler | May 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

"This is in keeping with the traditional solicitude for the 'poor, friendless and improvident' seaman" is how the U.S. District Court in Hawaii in Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC, et al., Case no. 13-00002 explained in ruling on a motion seeking maintenance (room and board). The issue was not ...

Going Down to the Sea, but Not with the Ship!

Posted by John K. Fulweiler | Apr 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The lore of a captain going down with the ship is well known, but what's the legal consequence? Are civil, criminal or professional penalties meted out to the ship's master who scoots clear leaving passengers and crew fending for themselves? It's a ripe query considering the reports of late wher...

RI Maritime Attorney Speaks At Providence Boat Show

Posted by John K. Fulweiler | Feb 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the request of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, admiralty attorney John K. Fulweiler spoke at the 2014 Providence Boat Show. John spoke about his authorship of a book about a maritime incident. John is a maritime claims attorney with an office in Newport, Rhode Island and practicin...

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