Category Archives: Recent Decisions

DUE PROCESS REQUIRED TO EXCLUDE STUDENT FROM SCHOOL




ELEVENTH CIRCUIT citiing Supreme Court rules Valdosta State University student entitled to due process prior to being expelled – over his facebook page! (“[D]ue process requires, in connection with a suspension of 10 days or less, that the student be given … Continue reading

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A new look at cruise ship muster drills and passenger ship evacuation procedures – “women and children first” – not the Captain – and don’t forget to NOT to return to your cabin to get your life jacket!




With the 100 year anniversary of the epic sinking of the RMS Titanic approaching and the recent bizarre grounding of the MS Concordia, undoubtedly maritime disasters are forefront in our minds. The International Maritime Organization, through its Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, … Continue reading

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Costa Cruise Ticket – Forum Selection – Non US Cruises




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

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Supreme Court of the United States Rules in GPS Vehicle Tracking Case




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

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