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More Energy Service Contracts Should Now Qualify as Maritime

As anticipated previously, the en banc Fifth Circuit in In re Larry Doiron, Inc., jettisoned the two-tier, six-factor test of Davis & Sons, Inc. v. Gulf Oil Corp. in favor of a new “simplified” test to determine whether “a contract for the … Continue reading

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Highly Anticipated En Banc Fifth Circuit Opinion Reframes Maritime Contract Analysis

In a highly anticipated ruling, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its en banc decision in In re: Larry Doiron, Inc., No. 16-30217 (5th Cir. Jan. 8, 2018).  The case called upon the court to determine whether … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship / Maritime Highlights 2017

Leesfield Scolaro reviewed more than 100 maritime/cruise ship cases during 2017 against all major cruise lines operating out of Florida, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (Celebrity Cruises). We are now actively litigating many of … Continue reading

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Don’t Lien on Me: Identification and Mitigation of Maritime Lien Risks in Marine Lease/Loan Transactions

Due to their increasing size, specialization and technological sophistication, today’s vessels present attractive “big-ticket” financing opportunities. However, commercial vessels, regardless of type, will inevitably incur maritime liens, which are priority claims that arise by operation of law, and are enforceable … Continue reading

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The most common mistakes cruise ship accident victims make

Cruise ship accidents, as unlikely as they might sound, do happen. The recent capsizing of the Costa Concordia near the coast of Italy was a warning sign to all passengers around the world: even if they are on a luxury … Continue reading

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