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In an era of heightened loan defaults, litigious borrowers, and the unfettered mobility of assets – where oh where is a lender to go? No doubt, lenders have experienced the “tail of the stingray” – an often lethal combination of events that result in their security being judicially untouchable and their default rate is skyrocketing. […]

For recreational boaters, piracy often seems as remote as Somalia – where four cruisers were killed following the hijacking of the Quest, a 58-foot sailing vessel. Certainly, the crew of four aboard the Joe Cool never suspected that their minutes were numbered and tragedy – as opposed to Bimini – would be their destination as the 47-foot sport […]

You’re sitting peacefully in your office and the Captain of your yacht calls and says: “Boss we’re under arrest by the U.S. Marshall.”  “What did you do?” you reply.  “Not us – not the crew,” the captain elaborates. “The yacht itself is being arrested and seized by the U.S. Marshall – your boat is under arrest!” As […]

Federal Register Odyssey Verified Claim of The Kingdom of Spain This case originated by ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC., arresting THE UNIDENTIFIED, SHIPWRECKED VESSEL, its apparel, tackle, appurtenances and cargo in rem – much like any other “finds’ case or “salvage” claim. The Kingdom of Spain filed a Verified Claim, based upon the Public Notice to […]

On January 26, 2012, the Court entered its finding(s) 1) That BP is required to indemnify Transocean for compensatory damages asserted by third parties against Transocean related to pollution that did not originate on or above the surface of the water, even if the claim is the result of Transocean’s strict liability (including OPA and […]

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