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Vol. 39, Issue 1 Case Note Presentations

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Please join us for a presentation of selected works from Volume 39 of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. This event is being graciously hosted by Liskow & Lewis and is being presented by the Tulane Maritime Law Journal in conjunction with the Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. We hope you will be able to make ... Read More »

Vol. 38, Issue 2 Comment Presentations at Liskow & Lewis [VIDEO]

Presented by the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee. Graciously hosted by Liskow & Lewis. Featuring: Bryan J. Kitz — Introductory Remarks Albert D. Farr — Taxation of Marine Shipping Income: A Critique of U.S. Tax Laws in the Energy Transport Industry Allison Fish — The Potential Application of 18 U.S.C. § 1115 to Offshore Drilling Disasters: A Requiem for the Seaman’s Manslaughter Act? David A. ... Read More »

Barlow v. Liberty Maritime Corp.: The Second Circuit Rejects the Maritime Rescue Doctrine

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The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is proud to present another installment in a series of forthcoming posts concerning recent developments in admiralty and maritime law written by members of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. *This post has not undergone our full editorial process. By: Judy Fustok Barlow v. Liberty Maritime Corp.: The Second Circuit Rejects the Maritime Rescue Doctrine George Barlow, a third mate of the MOTOR ... Read More »

Regal-Beloit Revisited in the Reverse

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Yaakov U. Adler | Essay In its landmark 2010 decision in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp., the United States Supreme Court held that the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA or Act), and not the Carmack Amendment (Carmack or Amendment), governed the inland rail segment of an inbound (overseas import) multimodal shipment under a through bill of lading. In the opinion drafted by ... Read More »

PRC Shipbuilding Disputes in London Arbitration: The Threat of Parallel Proceedings in China and the Consequences and Possible Alternatives

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Peter Murray and Lin Jiang | Essay Much is written about the legal system in China and how on the one hand it is biased in favour of local parties and on the other hand it is no more than a tool of the state. Recent cases in the maritime courts in China may give some support to the first view. This Article will review ... Read More »

The CMI and the Panacea of Uniformity – An Elusive Dream?

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Stuart Hetherington | Essay This Article aims to explain the history that led to the formation of the (Comité Maritime International) CMI and to describe the work of the CMI–from which you can draw your own conclusions as to whether it has achieved its founders’ objectives. It will also refer to some of the work in which the CMI is currently engaged, as well as identify areas of possible further ... Read More »

Defending Arctic Drilling Operations Against Environmentalist Pirates

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James C. Winton and Justin T. Scott | Article This Article addresses the rights of a vessel owner/operator and an oil company engaged in exploration activities in remote Arctic ocean regions to protect its operations against those who would interfere with the vessels being used. It first addresses the scope of duties owed to those who are on board a vessel with the express or implied permission ... Read More »

Flagging the Floating Turbine Unit: Navigating Towards a Registerable, First-Ranking Security Interest in Floating Wind Turbines

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Alexander Severance and Martin Sandgren | Article This Article explores the possibility of applying existing traditional international and domestic admiralty law to provide an internationally recognized first-ranking security interest in Floating Turbine Units (“FTUs”). If FTUs could be documented and registered as vessels or ships under the maritime laws of a country (flag state), as a general rule, it also should be possible to obtain a ship ... Read More »

Volume 39, Issue 1, of the TMLJ is Now Available!

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The first issue of Volume 39 of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal is now available in both print and digital format. A big thank you to all of our authors and editors! To purchase a print edition, please visit here. To purchase a digital copy, please visit here. Read More »

UPDATE: Recent Developments – Removal of Maritime Claims

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The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is proud to present an update to our post created by our Caitlin Baroni concerning recent developments in admiralty and maritime law.  Read More »