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Man Ferrostaal, Inc. V. M/V Akili

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 […]

Save the Date TMLJ Banquet Galvez

Save the Date for the TMLJ Annual Banquet!

The Tulane Maritime Law Journal Annual Banquet will be held on March 20, 2014, at 6:30PM, at Galvez, which is located at 914 North Peters St. New Orleans, Louisiana 70116. We are pleased to announce that our Guest Speaker this year will be Patricia Krebs of the New Orleans law firm King, Krebs & Jurgens, […]

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Case Notes Selected for Publication

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 […]

Salvaging Federal Admiralty Jurisdiction: The Eleventh Circuit Advances a Modern Test for Waterway Navigability in Aqua Log, Inc. v. Lost & Abandoned Pre-Cut Logs & Rafts of Logs

A market for submerged logs has surfaced as a result of sunken timber’s suitability for specialized purposes. Aqua Log, Inc., a company that finds and sells such timber, discovered sunken logs in two Georgia waterways: the Flint River and its tributary Spring Creek. Aqua Log used the waterways to transport three logs that it initially […]

Strong Headwinds: Statutes, Responsibility-Shifting, and Public Policy Continue to Frustrate Indemnity Agreements in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

Indemnity clauses are a routine feature of modern contracts. Yet, they represent one of the foremost challenges facing maritime practitioners. In particular, practitioners drafting and litigating contracts for clients in the offshore oil and gas industry must navigate unique statutory, financial responsibility, and public policy hurdles to enforce indemnity provisions. Despite considerable literature discussing the […]