Tag Archives: Admiralty

Injured on an oil rig: know your rights

Working on oil rigs is often demanding and dangerous, probably one of the most dangerous professions in the country. Employees should have enough experience and safe working conditions in order to avoid severe injuries. Unfortunately it doesn’t always happen like … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon A Vessel, Admiralty and OCSLA Jurisdiction Applied, Etc.

On August 26, 2011, Judge Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana issued his Order and Reasons in response to various Motions to Dismiss filed by multiple Defendants in the Deepwater Horizon case. Judge Barbier put the case into perspective … Continue reading

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New Admiralty Case From Fifth Circuit – Apache Corp. v. Global Santa Fe Drilling Co.

New admiralty case from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In brief, the case involved an allision between a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) and an oil platform. The issue in the case was whether the trial court mistakenly let … Continue reading

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New Admiralty Case from Fifth Circuit – QT Trading, L.P. v. M/V Saga Morus, et al

New admiralty case from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The issues are bailments and COGSA. The case is QT Trading, L.P. v. M/V Saga Morus, et al, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 9619 and can be found here. Facts: QT … Continue reading

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New Admiralty Case from Fourth Circuit – In re Vulcan Materials Co. v. Cassita Massiah

New case from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that involves a collision between a Navy small boat and a barge under tow. Specifically, this opinion addresses the liability of the United States (Navy) to the third party complaint brought … Continue reading

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