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The Dive Vessel “Conception” Tragedy

Outrage over the horrendous deaths of 34 souls aboard the Dive Vessel “Conception” off the coast of Santa Cruz Island on September 2, 2019, is certainly understandable.  Equally outrageous is…

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The Basics of Admiralty Jurisdiction

The body of law governing admiralty jurisdiction, or maritime laws, doesn’t necessarily apply simply because a vessel is involved or because an incident occurs on navigable waters. Instead, for admiralty…

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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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