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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: I am applying to the court to go as a poor person,the clerk scared me a bit about fraud referencing cplr article 11

Should I be worried? I didnothing wrong.

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Aug 28, 2020

Sorry but I need more details. Are you a seaman? If so and you are filing in Federal Court and the matter happened on a vessel you might not be required to pay a filing fee.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: can a co-owner of a boat be liable to another co-owner of a boat after one sustains an injury?
Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Jan 28, 2020

Yes. But it depends on the circumstances. Both the nature of the agreement for co ownership and the circumstances regarding the injury may lead to liability of the uninvolved co owner. First if the co ownership is by written agreement carefully review that agreement. Second and assuming this... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Constitutional Law for Nevada on
Q: How are you able to confirm a court is operating under Maritime Law(dry dock) and not Constitutional?

I understand the fringe on the flag, how to confirm it w presiding "judge" while present in court is my goal.

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Tom Evans answered on Jan 22, 2020

More information is necessary to answer this question. “Maritime Law” includes admiralty within the US constitution. In order to answer this question the facts circumstances legal proceedings information is required.

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and International Law on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit against someone for calling me a “lazy sod”?

I work at sea and recently contacted a fellow colleague with regards to assistance with work. He replied and indicated that if I needed more help he was willing to assist. I emailed him back taking up his assistance however his supervisor replied stating I should do the work myself and referring to... Read more »

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Tom Evans answered on Jan 18, 2020

Was any of this due to your being a minority of some sort - race color creed personal orientation? If so you may be able to make a civil rights claim. Otherwise you are left with defamation which likely tequire much more harm.

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: I need an attorney or to find out what organization handles maritime offenses for unseaworthy repairs that were hidden

I purchased a vessel out of a shipyard that had promised me a bottom job on a documented u.s. coast guard vessel. The vessel when I was taken to see it had the laminate structures completely ground down two to three layers of the outside layer of a cord vessel hull I was told I would receive an... Read more »

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Tom Evans answered on Jan 14, 2020

This is potentially a mixed question of maritime law and contract/consumer protection. The U S Coastguard in your District (there are 13 or so spread across the US depending on what State you live in) local office of marine safety or the marine safety officer at your District MIGHT be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: Can owner of marina tell liveaboards to leave without putting request in writing?

Im a liveaboard at a marina in Contra Costa County, California. The owner of the marina violated the current law which says no liveaboards in Contra Costa and has a number of tenants living on their boats at his marina. Due to one tenant causing problems with other tenant, the marine sheriff have... Read more »

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Tom Evans answered on Oct 6, 2019

This is not an admiralty or maritime question. Best check State landlord tenant laws.

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3 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: A Ca police officer sees a suspected murderer while both are on board a cruise ship bound from SD to Hawaii.

Can he arrest him while the ship is in international water? The ship is registered in Liberia.

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Aug 3, 2019

The officer should call ahead and make arrangements for arrest once the vessel hits port in Hawaii. Arrests are fairly common upon arrivals. Also, during the period before reaching port the validity of the warrant can be confirmed. There are often mistakes in the system and the warrant must be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Admiralty / Maritime for New York on
Q: slip fully paid for the year. sold the boat and promised buyer the slip as well. can the Marina try charging new owner ?

So I sold my boat and promised new owner the slip as well since it was fully paid for the remainder of the summer season. As suggested by the owner of the marina stating that it would be more appealing when selling a boat. So now that boat its sold the marina's owner is no where to be found... Read more »

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Tom Evans answered on Jul 24, 2019

This does not involve maritime law or admiralty. You need to consult with a local attorney about breach of contract issues

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Immigration Law, Tax Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Illinois on
Q: What steps do I need to take to become of majority status and correctly use the name? Indiana and internationally.
Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Jun 24, 2019

Sorry, but this does not sound like a maritime question. Also, the naming in issue did not come through. Please try trademark and copy write experts. Thank you and best regards. Tom Evans Maritime Lawyer Please see Justia disclaimer.

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