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Strange Facts, Great Case

Sometimes strange facts can add up to a great case. The facts can be legal. For example, early in my career I represented a truck driver client who had been badly injured when heavy cases fell on him when he opened the rear doors of the semi. The company that loaded...

Crew Agreements? Yes, crew agreements.

Yes, crew agreements. Federal law requires that the owner of a fishing vessel sailing from a U.S. port and of 20 gross tons or over must have a written employment agreement with each seaman. The agreement must state the effective dates of the agreement, and “the terms...

Crunch Time for a Maritime Lien

Crunch Time for a Maritime Lien A maritime lien gives a provider of fuel, repair services etc. an automatic lien on the ship to which the services were provided. The lien allows the provider to seize the ship in court and sell it in satisfaction of the lien and the...

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