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Tag Archives: Admiralty

Federal court has jurisdiction over WaveRunner suit (access required)

Where a woman was allegedly injured when she fell off a Yamaha WaveRunner personal watercraft, there was admiralty jurisdiction over her suit alleging faulty design and failure to properly warn because the accident occurred on the Rappahannock River. Background Danielle ...

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Maritime lien not affected by prior settlement (access required)

Although a fuel supplier had already entered into a settlement agreement with a vessel charterer who failed to pay for fuel, that settlement did not prevent the supplier from enforcing a maritime lien against the vessel. Background Addax Energy SA ...

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Shipper liable for over $1.3M related to customs hold (access required)

Where containers shipped by the defendant were subjected to a lengthy customs hold, the shipper was liable for over $1.3 million in demurrage, detention and related charges under the parties’ contract. Frustration of purpose, impossibility and force majeure were insufficient ...

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