Maritime Law

Maritime law practitioners understand the various challenges facing the maritime and admiralty legal community, from varied business concerns to emerging regulatory requirements. Whether you represent a seaman or seawoman injured on a vessel in international waters pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, or could use assistance in determining admiralty jurisdiction for a commercial cruise line, FindLaw’s Corporate Counsel Center Law Library has a collection of articles to assist your practice. Check out developments in the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) or how the Emergency National Flood Insurance Program can help your client receive a limited amount of insurance at less than actuarial rates. Click on the links below to learn more.
Maritime Law Articles
    • Appeals Court Ruling Challenges Federal Wetlands Authority
      On December 23, 1997, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned the criminal convictions of Maryland developer, James J. Wilson, Interstate General Company and St. Charles Associates. United States ...

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    • Appellate Court Upholds Tulloch Decision
      On June 19, 1998, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a significant decision concerning the regulatory authority of the Corps under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, National Mining Ass'n v. U.S. Army Corps of ...

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    • Public Assistance Glossary
      Glossary of Terms A state agency, local government, or eligible private nonprofit organization who submits a request to the Grantee for disaster assistance under the state.s grant. A systems approach to provision of equitable and fast service to ...

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    • Myths and Facts About the National Flood Insurance
      Who needs flood insurance? . And everyone in a participating community of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can buy flood insurance. Nationwide more than 18,500 communities have joined the Program. In some instances people have been told ...

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    • Nationwide Permit Program Revised by Army Corps of Engineers
      On March 9, 2000, the Corps of Engineers issued a final notice in the Federal Register announcing five new Nationwide Permits (NWPs) and modifications to six existing NWPs. 65 Fed. Reg. 12818 et seq. This notice was the last step in the process ...

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    • Instead Of Coverage, Did Your Insurance Company Send A Refund?
      After years of paying their homeowners insurance, many North Topsail Beach property owners promptly received a check from their insurance company---a REFUND of the prior years' premiums. If you received such a check, you probably stood in shock as ...

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    • How the Regular National Flood Insurance Program Works
      A community participating in the Regular Phase of the NFIP is usually provided with a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and a detailed engineering study, termed a Flood Insurance Study (FIS) is often conducted. Under the Regular Phase of the NFIP ...

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    • How You Can Benefit from the New Increased Cost of Compliance Endorsement
      If your home or business is damaged by a flood, you may be required to meet certain building requirements in your community to reduce future flood damage before you repair or rebuild. Now, to help you cover the costs of meeting those requirements ...

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    • Japan Limits Restrictions on Foreign Arbitration Counsel
      The Japanese Diet has passed amendments to the law governing lawyers to permit foreign attorneys to represent clients at international arbitrations in Japan. These amendments are aimed at drawing more international arbitrations to Japan, where ...

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    • Liability Limitations
      Why is it important to protect yourself when you purchase technology assets? When a business purchases, licenses or outsources technology-based products and services, it is often presented with the seller's standard form agreement, which contains ...

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