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Contract for Sale of Boat - Subject To Report Of Marine Surveyor

Maritime Laws Contract for sale of boat -- Subject to report of marine surveyor SALES AGREEMENT  This agreement, effective ________[Date], is between ________, with a place of business at ________[address], [city], ________ County, ________[state], ...

Independent Contractors with Seaman Status

Maritime Laws Independent Contractors with Seamen Status Illustrative of the unbroken line of federal cases holding that persons working on ships for independent contractors or persons rightfully transacting business on ships can recover for damages...

Jurisdictional Issues For SCUBA Cases

Maritime Laws Jurisdictional Issues For SCUBA cases Borden v. Phillips, 752 So.2d 69, 72-73 (Fla.1st DCA 2000) concluded that admiralty jurisdiction did not exist and upheld a release under Florida law. In Borden, the diver surfaced and waived...

Limitation of Liability Actions

Maritime Laws Limitation of Liability Actions LOLA only permits boat owners to limit their liability for loss, damage, or injury if the act, damage or injury occurred without the owner's privity or knowledge or malfeasance and/or nonfeasance....

Lloyd's Open Form

Maritime Laws Lloyd's Open Form The Lloyd's Open Form "LOF" is an internationally recognized standard salvage agreement that is carried on the bridge of virtually every vessel in the world. The updated and improved version "Which was launched...

Maritime Jurisdiction and Statute of Limitation Thereof

Maritime Laws Maritime Jurisdiction and Statute of limitation thereof A party seeking to invoke maritime jurisdiction over a tort claim must satisfy conditions of both location and connection with maritime activity. In applying the location test,...

Prejudgment Interest In Admiralty

Maritime Laws Prejudgment Interest in Admiralty In admiralty cases, prejudgment interest, although within the trial court's discretion, should generally be awarded absent peculiar or exceptional circumstances. City of Milwaukee v. Cement Division,...

Removal To Federal Court

Removal to Federal Court A defendant or defendants desiring to remove any civil action or criminal prosecution from a State court shall file in the district court of the United States for the district and division within which such action is pending...

The Clean Vessel Act by Boaters

Maritime Laws The Clean Vessel Act by Boaters Frequently Asked Questions: What impact does a recreational boaters have on "Clean Water"?   Boaters, more than any other group, want to protect and preserve our water. However, vessel sewage i...

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