admiralty law News

1st Circuit Finds Yacht Insurance Void Because of Owner’s Failure to Disclose

A federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that insurers are entitled to a strict interpretation of a doctrine in maritime law that imposes a duty of “utmost good faith” on parties to marine insurance contracts. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals …

11th Circuit Refuses to Open ‘Loophole’ for Cruise Line Lawsuits

A plaintiff’s attorney cannot avoid a showdown with a cruise line at the federal courthouse in Miami simply by pleading the case as an action that does not require the court’s jurisdiction under admiralty law, a federal appellate court ruled …