Litigation

Vessel Documentation & Registration Documentation of a vessel is a national form of registration. It dates back to the 11th Act of the First Congress and is one of the oldest functions of the U.S. Government. There are many reasons to document a…
The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Act Modern cruise vessels are best viewed as floating hotels that transport their guests from exotic port to exotic port where the passengers stay a few hours for shopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing…
The Death on the High Seas Act When a seaman dies as a result of an employer’s negligence or because of an unseaworthy vessel, the worker’s family may file for benefits under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). The incident must occur on the…
Seaman’s Claims and The Jones Act Although the Jones Act is similar to workers’ compensation, it is different in many regards and is not well understood by vessel owners and insurance companies. It does not require payment regardless of fault. In…
Salvage The concept of marine salvage has been recognized by the law since the times of Byzantine Empire. Unlike land based volunteer acts to save property, the person who saves property at sea is entitled to a reward which is generously computed…
Photo Gallery and Maritime Disasters “C/V HYUNDAI FORTUNE of fire in the Gulf of Aden. On the very day that the C/V HYUNDAI FORTUNE caught fire and exploded, the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit published its decision in a…
Maritime Personal Injuries and Boating Accidents According to the 2008 Florida Boating Accident Statistical Report, Florida has the highest number of registered boating vessels in the United States. Florida also has the highest number of boating…
Insurance Litigation Our insurance trial attorneys regularly represent clients throughout Florida who are involved in insurance disputes. After the 2005 hurricane season, delay of insurance payments left entire families homeless throughout Florida …
First Party Insurance Claims Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating insurance claims on behalf of homeowners, vessel owners and business owners against their insurance companies. We have handled claims involving the improper calculation…

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