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Feb 13, 2013

Admiralty – Charterer Can’t Collect with Alter Ego Theory

Vitol S.A. v. Primerose Shipping Co. Ltd. A district court had admiralty jurisdiction to consider the appeal of a ship charterer’s attempt to collect on a judgment against the ship’s owner by attaching a vessel docked at Baltimore, but the 4th Circuit upholds the district court’s decision to vacate its ex parte order of attachment and dismiss the ship charterer’s complaint based[...]

Mar 21, 2012

Admiralty – Personal Injury – Arbitration

Aggarao v. MOL Ship Mgmt. Co. Ltd. A Filipino seaman who suffered devastating injuries while working aboard the Asian Spirit vessel in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore must arbitrate his claims against the vessel owner and additional defendants; the 4th Circuit affirms the arbitration decision but vacates the dismissal of the case and remands for reinstatement and consideration of the in[...]

Mar 2, 2012

Admiralty – Jurisdiction – ‘Drive-By’ Ruling – Jones Act – Dockside Conveyor Belt

Holloway v. Pagan River Dockside Seafood Inc. Invoking the Supreme Court’s warning against “drive-by jurisdictional rulings,” the 4th Circuit sorts out the differences between motions under 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) and reverses the district court’s dismissal of a Jones Act claim, saying plaintiff’s allegation of injury to his hand from a dockside conveyor belt stated a Jones Act cl[...]

Dec 21, 2011

Admiralty – Allision — Damages – Fair Market Value — Yacht & Corps of Engineers Vessel

F.C. Wheat Maritime Corp. v. U.S. When the captain of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vessel fell asleep at the wheel and struck plaintiff’s 70-foot yacht, the Marquessa, docked at the pier at Ocean Marine marina in Portsmouth, the yacht was a constructive total loss based on two of three opinions in this battle of the experts, and the 4th Circuit affirms a $440,000 damage award for the [...]

May 11, 2011

Admiralty – Wrongful Death – Navy Training Exercise – No Contribution from U.S. – Sovereign Immunity

In the Matter of the Complaint of Vulcan Materials Co. v. Massiah v. U.S. In this appeal of a $1.25 million wrongful death award against Vulcan Materials Company in a suit in admiralty after the death of a 19-year-old seaman when his rigid-hull inflatable boat collided with a tug during a Navy training exercise on the James River, the 4th Circuit affirms the district court award to the se[...]

Jul 6, 2009

Admiralty – Vessel Collision – Chinese Waters – Forum Non Conveniens

Vessel Collision - Chinese Waters - Forum Non Conveniens

Mar 23, 2009

Admiralty – Diversity Jurisdiction – Injured Seaman

Diversity Jurisdiction - Injured Seaman

Jul 14, 2008

Admiralty – Negligence – Ship- Dredge Pipeline Allision – Comparative Fault

Negligence - Ship- Dredge Pipeline Allision - Comparative Fault

Feb 4, 2008

Admiralty – COGSA – Cargo Damage – Aircraft Loaders

COGSA - Cargo Damage - Aircraft Loaders

Oct 8, 2007

Admiralty – Jury Trial – Mandamus

Jury Trial - Mandamus

Mar 5, 2007

Admiralty – COGSA – Indemnification – Limitations

COGSA - Indemnification - Limitations

Oct 16, 2006

Admiralty – Maritime Lien – Fuel Delivery – English Law

Maritime Lien - Fuel Delivery - English Law

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