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The Basics of the Maritime Lien

In 1910 Congress passed the Federal Maritime Lien Act to encourage growth in the merchant marine industry and attempt to create a unified theory among maritime liens. However, maritime liens…

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Shipowner’s Liability

As America’s premier maritime personal injury firm, Friedman, James & Buchsbaum prides ourselves on the results we receive for our client’s as well as our eagerness to keep you informed…

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Maritime Law Basics

As lawyers who specialize in maritime law, we encounter many people who were unaware that the rules that govern the seas vary so greatly from the “law of the land.”…

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New York Maritime Lawyers

Friedman, James & Buchsbaum LLP, is one of the U.S.’s premier law firms specializing in maritime law. Headquartered in New York, our New York maritime lawyers handle cases throughout the…

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Dredging Injuries

Regardless of the size and stature of the company, maritime workers can suffer an injury through no fault of their own. Dredging is no exception; operating complex and incredibly heavy…

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Fatigue at Sea

  For decades, people dismissed fatigue as a contributing factor to human error. Similar to driving a car, people concoct theories on how to fight fatigue with temporary fixes like…

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Ducks Boats: An Accident Waiting to Happen?
A photo of the “Miss Majestic” displaying the canopy modification added to an original DUKW.

Ducks Boats: An Accident Waiting to Happen?

The recent tragedy which unfolded on Table Rock Lake in Missouri is just the latest in a string of catastrophes involving these so-called ‘vessels or duck boats,’ technically labeled as…

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