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, […]
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 […]
Read Mr. Brock’s article addressing the effects of Lozman on the towing, finance, and insurance industries here.
Read Mr. Walsh’s article that explores recent changes to maintenance and cure law here.
Read Professor Constonis’s article on federal statutory displacement of general maritime law here.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Cross-border insolvencies may not have been familiar to the maritime industry a decade ago, but unfortunately for many international shipping companies, they have become increasingly commonplace in recent years. As a result of the worldwide decline in demand for goods, rising oil prices, and an oversupply of oceangoing vessels, marine transportation companies, such as Overseas […]
Envision Tom, Huck, and Jim in a bathtub paddling down the Mississippi River– is the bathtub a vessel? Common sense would tell us that the bathtub could not possibly be classified as a “vessel.” In recent years, however, many courts have interpreted precedent in such a broad manner as to allow these three famed fictitious […]