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Cruise Ship Rape – Arbitration in Bermuda? A Jury Trial in Miami? Or Both?

In the past month, I have written about the progression of federal court cases which have chipped away at the rights of foreign crewmembers, who are the backbone of the U.S. based cruise industry. The cases of Lindo v. NCL … Continue reading

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Court punts to jury, then announces it won't follow binding precedent

Hackett v. Feeney, 2011 WL 4007531 (D. Nev.) Plaintiff Hackett and the individual defendants formed TRP Entertainment in 2002 to produce a live tribute show to the Rat Pack. The show was performed in Las Vegas and elsewhere; Hackett wrote … Continue reading

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Lidle Judge Keeps Evidence Out; Jury Rules for Cirrus

The lawyer representing Lidle's widow told the Associated Press that today's verdict for Cirrus was a foregone conclusion once the judge decided to keep out certain key evidence. . . .the jury result was predictable because the judge refused to … Continue reading

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Lidle Jury Won't Learn of NTSB's Conclusion as to Cause of Crash

The Lidle jury will never learn that the NTSB concluded the crash was caused by pilot error, and not a defect in the plane, as plaintiffs allege. The reason is that, by federal statute (49 USC 1441(e)), the NTSB's conclusions … Continue reading

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Court Sets Aside Plaintiffs' Jury Verdict in BankAtlantic Subprime Securities Suit

The jury verdict entered in favor of the plaintiffs in the BankAtlantic subprime-related securities suit has been set aside by the court in a post-trial ruling. On April 25, 2011, Southern District of Florida Judge Ursula Ungaro, in a 112-page … Continue reading

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