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Federal maritime law governs ship travel and transport within the navigable waters of the United States. Landlocked lakes, however, are a matter of state law.
Learn how the court process differs and what types of cases are heard in civil vs. criminal court cases.
If you have sustained a personal injury, you have certain rights and may be entitled to certain benefits. If you are injured in an accident due to the carelessness of another you may be entitled to a
Admiralty or Maritime law is usually used in the case of injuries involving commercial ships. However, federal courts have admiralty jurisdiction in all boating injury cases involving interstate navigable waters of the United States. Interstate navigable waters of the U.S. means...
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A Practical Guide for Choosing an Attorney
You shouldfeel comfortable withyour attorneys skills and qualifications.Before you allow an attorney to advise you, you need to do everything in your power to ensure that he or she is qualified. If you have tr...
From the moment you book a cruise, your head is filled with visions of the good times ahead. Images of sun, fun, relaxing, and shore excursions in exotic ports will get you through the time between booking and departure. The one thing most people never envision when daydreaming a...
The Jones Act and maritime law in general are exceptionally intricate and contain a lot of confusing legal terminology. If you are filing a claim after maritime work injury, its important to have a basic understanding of commonly used Jones Act and maritime claim terms, and what ...
The information in this guide answers basic questions that you may have if you have a pending federal asset forfeiture matter. Asset forfeiture is a complex area of the law, requiring knowledge of fed
When an employee is injured on the job in Washington State, they are covered under the Washington Industrial Insurance Act (Chapter 51.12 RCW) and other state workers’ compensation laws. Alternatively
The threat of piracy looms over all maritime workers who traverse near the dangerous waters in pirate-infested areas. In the first ten months of 2013, there were already over 206 reported incidents and 11 hijackings, according to ICC Commercial Crime Services.
The effects of the International Labor Organizations (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) an international maritime convention to promote fair and safe working conditions for seafarers recently began taking effect in various countries around the world. The United States has no...
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