Michael A. Winkleman's answer They are practically the same thing. If a death occurs on the high seas you must file a lawsuit under the death on the high seas act. There are very few exceptions to this.
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Gordon Charles Webb's answer 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?
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Joseph S. Stacey's answer Are you a "passenger" on a cruise ship? Most often, a passenger's personal injury case is governed by a one year statute of limitation. A "seaman" has a three year statute of limitation.
Joseph S. Stacey's answer If you are a seaman and you are injured or become ill “while in the service of the vessel,” you are entitled to receive paid medical care, maintenance (a daily rate which is supposed to cover room and board), unearned wages (wages through your contract period of employment), and repatriation costs to the point of hire. There are only a few exceptions to payment of these entitlements. Also, a union contract can dictate a maintenance rate. Maintenance and medical expenses must be paid...
Joseph Jaap's answer You possibly could file an action for a "declaratory judgment" with a court. There might be different definitions of "navigable waters of the US" that have been determined in different court rulings applying EPA and other federal and state laws and regulations. A definition in one court decision might conflict with a definition in a different court decision. Get am OH watercraft license and talk to ODNR if the answer is not on its web site: http://watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer If the wife and husband agree. then they file a motion under Rule 59, ARCP to vacate the divorce judgment -- THIS MUST BE FILED NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE DIVORCE DECREE. If they both agree, you don't need a reason.
Joseph S. Stacey's answer Thank you for your question. The answer depends upon what “category” of worker you are talking about. A “seaman” would not be eligible or qualify for worker’s comp. A seaman’s remedy after being injured on the job falls under the "Jones Act” and General Maritime Law remedies, including maintenance and cure. On the other hand, a “harbor worker” qualifies for federal worker’s comp (L&H). If you are asking about a worker on an oil rig, then most likely that worker would be...
Gordon Charles Webb's answer You most likely will need to sue them in Florida. Typically you must send them a Notice of Claim letter within 6 months of the incident and then file suit within one year of the incident. So best you consult with a Florida lawyer ASAP.
Joseph S. Stacey's answer Need more information. Were you a crew member? What company? Where(location) vessel when injured. Your nationality. The answer to these questions may determine what law applies.
Joseph S. Stacey's answer The answer depends upon what category of worker you fall into. If you are a seaman or fisherman, you would be covered by the "Jones Act" and general maritime law. If you are a longshoreman or harborworker, you would be covered by Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act (a worker's comp law).
Leonard R. Boyer's answer Temporary Protected Status, a designation that allows certain nations' citizens to remain in America due to a variety of safety concerns. But that temporary status will end in 2019 for El Salvadorians, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The person does not have to leave the country. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than merely filling out forms. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all immigration proceedings. This prevents errors that...
First, Miranda warning are required only if the police intend to use the answers to questions they ask during a custodial interrogation. If they didn't question you, don't need your answers, or you were not in custody when you were questioned, they don't need Miranda. Second, the punishment, so to speak, for the state for violating Miranda is not dismissal of the case but exclusion of the answers given during interrogation and potentially other...
Michael H. Joseph's answer If the injured person was employed on the vessel then Federal maritime law applies. If the boat was in state territorial waters both state and federal maritime law apply. If the boat is beyond the state territorial waters when the injury occurs then Federal maritime law applies
Michael H. Joseph's answer If your husband was employed on a vessel, he is entitled to maintenance, which is the amount of money that he needs to live (ie, shelter food), while he recovers, as well as Cure, which is the payment of his medical bills, and if there was a dangerous condition aboard a ship, he can sue under the general maritime law doctrine of unseaworthiness. There are a lot of maritime standards which are published by the American Society for Material and Standards (ASTM) which apply to ships. If the...
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