OPA 90: Twenty-Five Years of Judicial Interpretation

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Act) was signed into law on August 18, 1990, and with it began a new paradigm in oil pollution prevention, response, and liability. This statute has been in force for nearly twenty-five years and endured regulatory implementation, statutory amendments, executive branch interpretation, and ultimately judicial branch interpretation. The Act […]

Public Company Jones Act Citizenship

U.S. cabotage laws, popularly and generally referred to as the Jones Act, limit access to the U.S. domestic maritime trade to U.S.-flag vessels owned and operated by qualified U.S. citizens. One of the citizenship requirements is the maintenance of at least 75% U.S. citizen beneficial ownership of the ultimate parent and intervening subsidiaries of the […]

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Vol. 39, Issue 1 Case Note Presentations

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 […]


Regal-Beloit Revisited in the Reverse

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 […]