Author Archives: Robert
Under the concept of “the American rule,” court awards of attorneys’ fees are usually not recoverable and are regarded as exceptional under maritime law. In Reliable Salvage and Towing, Inc. v. 35’ Sea Ray, 2011 WL 1058863 M.D.Fla., March 21, 2011), the Court … Continue reading
7.2 Rule 23 Class Certification Requirements – Will Carnival/Costa Suit Survive Class Certification?
Carnival Corp. (CCL), the world’s largest cruise-line owner, was sued in the U.S. over the Jan. 13 wreck of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, which killed at least 16 people and left the vessel half submerged on … Continue reading
b) Voyages That Do Not Depart from, Return to, or Visit a U.S. Port – All claims, controversies, disputes, suits and matters of any kind whatsoever arising out of, concerned with or incident to any voyage that does not depart … Continue reading
On January 23, 2012 – Supreme Court ruled agreeing that admission of the evidence obtained by warrantless use of the GPS tracking device violated the Fourth Amendment, reasoning that under a privacy expectation rationale that the Forth Amendment protects “the right … Continue reading