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Supreme Court Holds That Punitive Damages May Not Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims
On June 24, the Supreme Court held in Dutra Group v. Batterton that punitive damages may not be awarded under federal maritime law in connection with an unseaworthiness claim.
United States
8 Jul 2019
International Shipping Finance Goes Green
On June 18, 2019, a group of major ship finance banks1 announced the launch of the "Poseidon Principles," a framework for global responsible shipping finance.
United States
4 Jul 2019
Mayer Brown Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court To Hold That Punitive Damages May Not Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims
In an earlier post, I discussed the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in Dutra Group v. Batterton, which presents the question whether punitive damages ...
United States
26 Feb 2019
Louisiana Supreme Court Wades Into Punitive Damages In Maritime Context
Louisiana generally does not permit punitive damages.
United States
5 Apr 2018
Supreme Court Decision Alert - January 15, 2013
Under federal admiralty and maritime law, a "person providing necessaries to a vessel" has a maritime lien that may be enforced through an in rem civil action against the vessel.
United States
16 Jan 2013
Supreme Court Docket Report - February 21, 2012
Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution extends the judicial power of the United States "to all Cases of admiralty or maritime Jurisdiction." Congress, in turn, has granted federal district courts exclusive original jurisdiction over admiralty and maritime cases. 28 U.S.C. § 1333.
United States
22 Feb 2012
Supreme Court Decision Alert - June 21, 2010
Cargo traveling by rail in interstate commerce is often handled by numerous, independent carriers.
United States
23 Jun 2010
Supreme Court Docket Report - October 20, 2009
No single federal statute governs so-called “intermodal” shipments—the international shipment of goods that are transported by ocean vessels and then unloaded onto rail or motor carriers for inland transportation.
United States
22 Oct 2009
Supreme Court Docket Report - October Term, 2008
The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in one case of interest to the business community: Maritime Law—Punitive Damages.
United States
4 Nov 2008
Supreme Court Docket Report – Decision Alert – June 25, 2008
In an important decision that could put the brakes on the run-away punitive awards that have plagued the business community for the last two decades, the Supreme Court held today that the maximum permissible ratio of punitive to compensatory damages under maritime law is ordinarily 1:1.
United States
26 Jun 2008
Supreme Court Docket Report, October Term 2003 - Number 9
Admiralty Law, Jones Act, Application To Workers On Special Purpose Watercraft.
United States
25 Mar 2004
United States
17 Nov 1999
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