International Recent Developments: New Zealand

Recent developments in New Zealand’s maritime law have centered on the RENA disaster of October 5, 2011, and on the current government’s strategy of driving economic growth through exploitation of the country’s marine natural resources. This has resulted in a considerable amount of legislative activity from the New Zealand Parliament, complemented by a small number […]

International Recent Developments: Denmark

In 2010, the general rules of the Act on Safety at Sea (Safety at Sea Act), which divide the responsibilities regarding safety at sea between the shipowner, master, etc., were amended. Previously, section 9 of the Safety at Sea Act only placed responsibility on the shipowner for ensuring that faults and defects that the shipowner […]

The Cruise Passenger’s Rights and Remedies 2014: The Costa Concordia Disaster: One Year Later, Many More Incidents Both On Board Megaships and During Risky Shore Excursions

While a cruise vacation may very well be the best travel value available, consumers should be aware that a cruise line’s duties and liabilities are governed not by modern, consumer-oriented common and statutory law, but by nineteenth-century legal principles, the purpose being to insulate these companies from legitimate passenger claims. … For example, if CLIA […]

The New Removal Regime

This Essay will focus on (1) changes to the statutes governing removal of lawsuits by the “Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011” (Clarification Act)and (2) how those changes have been interpreted by courts within the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s jurisdiction. The Clarification Act makes removal of maritime […]

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

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 […]