Contact a maritime lawyer immediately. Have them review your contract of carriage (ticket) because, depending on your type of action, there are notice and filing requirements in the ticket that must be complied with, which can be as short as 30 days, and up to one year, from the date of the...View More
You should contact a local attorney immediately to discuss your case and statute of limitation issues, including the time limit to answer a claim if the vessel owner filed a complaint under the limitation of liability act.
In bankruptcy involving ex-wife, dual ownership of the home, we have jointly owned vehicle and RV that have loans. Don't mind losing the rv, but where we live a car is necessary. 1. Would he lose the whole house even if it jointly owned with the ex-wife? 2. Would we be able to keep the car?... View More
It depends on a lot of things, for example was your employer at fault, are they properly paying your maintenance and cure, was the other vessel at fault. These and other questions need to discussed with a maritime lawyer.
The simple answer is no, if the value of your assets fall within the allowable exemptions then you do not lose those belongings. However, bankruptcy is complex thus you should consult with an experienced attorney for a complete evaluation.
You certainly will if you stop paying on the mortgage, however, in order to properly answer this question you will need to consult with a bankruptcy lawyer and provide additional information such as the FMV of the home, the amount of mortgage, other possible liens, the amount of equity in the home....View More
Depending upon additional facts and the particular jurisdiction, probably best to call the local authorities, i.e. Coast Guard, police or sheriff before saying or attempting much other than instructing the individual to leave. Be sure to have a credible witness who can attest to the reasonableness...View More
I was on a 7 day cruise from miami and I racked up a $6000 bill in the Casino, I was unable to pay so i Left the Ship at the jamaican port. The ship does not fly under a US Flag. Now the sheriff in miami is threatening me that he is going to get a warrant and arrest me. Is he just pulling my leg... View More
Sheriffs usually don't run around making false threats without acting, but if he is for real - and not some rent a cop - you might respectfully ask him for his basis. . . . . We would need more information, i.e. did you destroy property or just drink to much?
What kind of case is it, cruise ship, Jones Act Seaman FTC case???? If a cruise ship, you better read your contract of carriage as most cruise claims are limited to one year, with a 6 month notice provision. If you are a seaman, then typically you have three years, unless you were working on a...View More
Every attorney I have talked to has said "Oh, we don't practice that type of law." What type of practice will take a case against the city? I believe the case involves violations of state statutes and federal civil rights under color of law under 42 USC 1983.
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