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July 17, 2017

Jones Act Lawsuit Recently Filed In Louisiana Against Chet Morrison Contractors

Mark Lidikay, a resident of Louisiana, recently filed a Jones Act claim against Chet Morrison Contractors. In 2009, Lidikay was employed as a commercial diver. He claims that obtained serious injuries from working on a vessel that was unsafe […]
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July 17, 2017

What To Do If You Are Involved In a Maritime Accident

If you work on a vessel, barge or ship, you are probably aware of many of the risks that are related to your employment. You may even know someone who has been injured in a maritime accident or you […]
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July 17, 2017

Recent Court Case Brought My Maritime Industry Groups Seeks to Strike Down A Massachusetts Oil Spill Law

Several maritime industry groups have filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking to strike down a state oil-spill protection law that was enacted in 2009 to prevent a repeat occurrence of the Buzzards Bay oil spill that […]
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July 17, 2017

U.S. Government Looks For Ways to Increase Offshore Wind Power Projects

Members of the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) met last week at an offshore wind power conference held in Boston to discuss the implementation of additional offshore wind power projects. The major obstacles that were […]
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July 17, 2017

What Are the Implications of An Arbitration Clause In A Seafarer Agreement?

Maritime law firms understand that an arbitration clause is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties to submit all disputes to a panel of arbitrators rather than a court. Essentially, this clause eliminates your right to a […]
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July 17, 2017

How Could the “Convention On the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards” Affect Your Maritime Injury Case?

When arbitration agreements are created by offshore law firms and used in employment contracts by foreign companies, a maritime injury claim may be arbitrated by the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. This international dispute […]
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