I currently "live", I.e. sleep, etc. on my boat (I do have a land residence out-of-state, but am rarely there while traveling) on a 28' sailboat currently located in Florida. The registered vessel is CG (I.e. non-derelict) OK. I have been trying t...
The question of homelessness as to having a residence elsewhere is not the REAL question. The real question is: do you have a home in addition to the vessel in the same location (generally) as the vessel? In other words, if you do not have a place to call home in Miami while the vessel is in Miami, then, without the vessel, you COULD be homeless.
Recently, the US Supreme Court ruled on what makes a boat and a houseboat, etc (Lozman v City of Riviera Beach). The answer the Court gave really clouded the issue and MANY maritime lawyers will argue for generations over the full impact of that decision.
Without knowing the background of your specific issue, I suggest you speak with a maritime attorney in Miami. You can find one here on avvo.com or at the South East Maritime Law Institute (www.seali.com) or at the Maritime Law Association of the US (www.mlaus.org).See question
My partner is a private yacht chef. Recently she took a weeklong gig on an 80' yacht. This was a new company and boat to her. The boat is owned by the charter company. When she arrived before the guests, she learned from the captain that the boats...
Based on the facts provided, maritime law will apply. Whether or not she will be a Jones Act Seaman is a question that should be directed to the maritime attorney.
As mentioned by my colleague here, what are her damages. There seems to be a big scare, for all involved, but it does not seem like she has suffered anything other than mental anguish. Did the chef know of the unsafe conditions? Did she know of them BEFORE the vessel got underway? Was the vessel cited by the USCG or the Canadian CG? Where did the voyage start? Where did the voyage stop?
I believe there are too many unknown factors for any lawyer to competently give advice. It is suggested that the chef contact a Maritime attorney. The chef can find one here on avvo.com or at mlaus.org.See question
I rented a boat slip for the season. Thinking this was regular slip I was given slip that I had to share with another owner. Over night one of my ropes snapped and the boat got loose where it was hitting other vessel. both my and the other boat go...
Under most conceivable ways, you will likely be responsible for paying the debt. You can offer to settle to diminish the liability.
I encourage you to contact an attorney knowledgeable in maritime matters, even if the marina is not on navigable waters. Maritime lawyers tend to know about nuances involved, specifically, when dealing with marinas, harbors, etc. You can find one here on www.avvo.com or on www.mlaus.org.See question
Turned around in a unauthorized intersection
As worded, this is confusing. Who issued the ticket? What were you charged with?
Suggest you give (a copy of) the to a lawyer and have him/her explain the situation.
In MOST likelihood, it is a small fine. Unsure if any points will go on driver's license. Again sit down with an attorney.
You can find an attorney here on Avvo.com or at www.mlaus.org.See question
Everything has been normal until another tenant who runs a business out of his slip (and possible partner with the owner) crashes his boat into my parked boat in a slip while I'm at work and there are plenty of witnessus that confirm it. Now all o...
I have answered this question. I spoke in the phone with either the poster or the brother of poster. I had asked for more documents, as any lawyer would want. I never received anything.
Please reach out to me or any other lawyers and make sure you have all paperwork available.
Time may be an issue and I suggest you act as fast as possible.See question
My son and his 2 friends are on a Carnival Cruise. One of his friends was overheard saying that he looked forward to seeing his Nana in Heaven who had just died. A passenger reported this. My son and his 2 friends were detained in the Dining Ha...
So as to not reiterate what my colleagues have stated, I hope to try a new tact:
What has your son lost, really? From the facts above, it seems as though he lost $60 in alcohol credits. He has had a bad time on the cruise. Does your son want a free cruise out of this? Is it possible to make a mountain out of a mole hill on this case? Yes. Is it worth while? That is for your son to decide.
I presume that your son will post A LOT on social media about the incident. The presumed bad press associated with the post will cause some harm to the cruise liner. But, again, is it worth it?
Others have pointed out that the Captain and those working for him/her were seemingly concerned with the health and well being of one particular passenger. It could be argued that not only were the crew looking out for the safety of all passengers (man over board is a serious issue) but also a potential lawsuit for wrongful death or even a death that was faked for insurance money.
Though I would be very upset under the circumstances, your son needs to ask what he wants. If he does not have a clear indication of what he wants, no lawyer would be able to help him!
Have your son decide what he wants and then go about his day. When he gets back to land, have him call a lawyer.
If he wants to handle this on his own, he can ask for additional credits somewhere else or ask for a refund or something else. Be creative.See question
The Stairs broke on My Boat and I Fell about 3 feet into the bottom of Our Boat and Fractured my right knee and left Heel
There is not enough info here. Seemingly as the boat was involved, it would lead one to think maritime law will apply. It may or may not.
You need to contact a maritime attorney here in San Diego to be sure there are a bunch of us. Look on Avvo.com to find one. You can also go to www.mlaus.org.See question
I need to file a complaint in district court. I wonder Title VII 42 U.S.C. Section 2000 et seq. falls under district court jusrisdiction.
This is a federal question issue. Therefore, federal court is proper. As you are in Long Beach, the Central District of California is the proper place to file (assuming your issue arose in/around LA/Orange Counties). There are two (2) Federal Courthouses in LA (one in Ssnta Ana). Each have their own rhyme and reason as to why file there.
I suggest you contact a local lawyer to assist you further.
Lastly, this is a civil rights (not admiralty) issue, so I will reclassify for you.See question
Was promised deep discounts. Vacation club Website was not available for review. When it was available several days after 3 days. Cancellation period was done, I could see that there were no savings associated to this club. I cancelled the members...
I agree with my colleagues. Reading any contract is important to making a decision on how to proceed; and it is what EVERY lawyer will have to do. If unable to read the contract due language issues, scan the contract into a searchable pdf and use Google Translate to aid you. It will not be perfect, but it will be close and it will not cost as much for a professional to translate.See question
I was hit by a truck while walking home. I'm not really sure y the cops weren't called but I later took a taxi to the er where not only the nurse, the dr, and the cop treated me like I was lying about being hit until another officer came and said ...
This is not maritime. I will reclassify.See question