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Garanti Finansal Kiralama A.S. V. Aqua Marine & Trading Inc.

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The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is proud to present the second 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:  Brooke Bacuetes PROMOTING JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY:  THE SECOND CIRCUIT’S EXPANSION OF THE SKELLY OIL DOCTRINE IN GARANTI FINANSAL KIRALAMA A.S. V. ... Read More »

Casenote Presentations at Liskow & Lewis [VIDEO]

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Presented by the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee. Graciously hosted by Liskow & Lewis. Featuring: Yaakov Adler – Introductory remarks Laura R. Beck — Punitive Damages Stowaway in the Fifth Circuit: McBride v. Estis Well Service, L.L.C. James K. Dumont — Pleading Insanity in Piercing the Corporate Veil: Supplemental Rule E’s Heightened Pleading Standard Protects Polluting Shipowners in the Fourth Circuit Destinee Finnin — ... Read More »

Man Ferrostaal, Inc. V. M/V Akili

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The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is proud to present the first 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: Richard Leishman  Man Ferrostaal, Inc. V. M/V Akili, 704 F.3d 77 (2d Cir. 2012) The Second Circuit recently upheld in rem ... Read More »

Case Notes Selected for Publication

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Congratulations to our seven Junior Members whose case notes were selected for publication in Volume 38, Issue 2: Laura R. Beck – Punitive Damages Stowaway in the Fifth Circuit: McBride v. Estis Well Service, L.L.C. James K. Dumont – Pleading Insanity in Piercing the Corporate Veil:  Supplemental Rule E’s Heightened Pleading Standard Protects Polluting Shipowners in the Fourth Circuit Destinee Finnin – Muddying Murky Waters: ... Read More »

The Practical Effects of Lozman

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Read Mr. Brock’s article addressing the effects of Lozman on the towing, finance, and insurance industries here. Read More »

The Changing Contours of Maintenance and Cure

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Read Mr. Walsh’s article that explores recent changes to maintenance and cure law here. Read More »

The BP B1 Bundle Ruling

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Read Professor Constonis’s article on federal statutory displacement of general maritime law here. Read More »

Volume 38, Issue 1, of the TMLJ is Now Available!

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The first issue of Volume 38 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! Read More »

First Major Rulings in the Deepwater Horizon Case

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Last week USDC Judge Barbier issued the first set of rulings in the Deepwater Horizon Case. Judge Barbier dismissed a group of the claims against BP. The claims dismissed were mostly comprised of environmental groups who were not seeking monetary damages. The journal will be following the case and frequently posting tidbits as rulings come down. TMLJ Alumni, Ian Taylor, with Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow, & ... Read More »

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. McBride

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A railroad employee filed a negligence action against his employer under FELA. The employee was injured while engaging in switching the rail carts, and claimed 1) his employer required him to utilize unsafe switching equipment, and 2) his employer failed to properly train him to use the equipment. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States held: the appropriate standard for establishing ... Read More »

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