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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Admiralty / Maritime for North Carolina on
Q: Hello, I just turned in my 90 day inventory to my local NC clerk of court.

They advised I wait a few months to see if any debits or credits came in. I thought after 90 days I could wait a few weeks and do the final accounting. I did of course do the 90 day notice to creditors in legal but I didn't mail or hand deliver any notices. Thanks.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 7, 2021

Do you have a question? If so, you should try posting again.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: Am a little bit confused,what exactly is tge Giannelis v. Atlanta 82,F.Supp 218,1948 about please
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 20, 2020

This case goes back to 1948 and it can sometimes be difficult to find digitized records for cases going back that far in time. It was decided in the United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Division on August 27, 1948. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Michigan on
Q: Legality of bicycling on breakwater in Marquette, Michigan

The breakwater is public and often visited by pedestrians. No signs on the premises make mention of pedestrians or otherwise, only that one may not damage federal property.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 2, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This does not appear to involve maritime law. If there is no signage, it could be difficult to determine what the exact rules would be. One option could be to check with local lawmakers, officials, or land-use... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Admiralty / Maritime, Constitutional Law and Military Law on
Q: Are you a BAR Member?

Do you answer to the British monarch

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 25, 2020

The maritime firms here practice in the U.S. mainly. There are online resources for finding UK maritime firms outside of this site. Additionally, some of the larger maritime firms based in the U.S. have international practices with offices overseas. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Admiralty / Maritime and Intellectual Property on
Q: Will DOG LATIN syntax void a commercial offer from from your quasi courts?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 18, 2020

Courts are not too concerned with syntax. The emphasis is more on substantive legal issues, such as naming the parties, identifying the goods, including prices, timeframes to accept offer, forms of acceptance, etc. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: I was arrested and 92 for a DUI in Hawaii I was in the Marine corps it was maritime do I still have to pay that fine
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 1, 2020

It isn't fully clear what is meant when you say this matter was maritime. If by "maritime" you mean it involved operating a vessel under the influence, it could be what many states call Boating While Intoxicated (or some jurisdictions use Boating While Ability Impaired, where there... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Admiralty / Maritime for North Carolina on
Q: brother took over our father land after he died in 1973 but many of my siblings never signed and were minors
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 31, 2020

Unless this involved a vessel or had some other kind of maritime connection, it looks more like something on which a probate - estate planning attorney would be able to offer meaningful insight. You could repost and add Probate and Estate Planning to your Real Estate category, or you could reach... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Iowa on
Q: In Iowa, what is the liability of a boat owner if a towing company overcharges without an agreement?

I asked a towing company if they could tow a jet ski 300 yards up the Missouri River in Iowa. No pre-estimate of price, no agreement was signed or verbally given, and I repeatedly asked when to bring my trailer to pick it up at the dock if they would bring it up the water. They brought the jet ski... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2020

It looks like the towing company may be asserting a salvage claim as a result of the towing operation. The distinction between a simple tow to a gas dock or a valid salvage action could hinge on the circumstances. To give rise to a salvage claim, maritime law generally requires that there be a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: I was in a boat fire where my friend & I were severely burned. It was almost 2 years ago and I need to find a lawyer.

My friend and I were in a boat fire on another friend's boat. We were intubated and we're in a coma for a little while. I still have permanent scars & cognitive dysfunction because of this. I need a lawyer to help me file a claim for damages, medical bills as soon as possible.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2020

I'm sorry for your injuries from this terrible boat fire. I agree with Mr. Webb and Mr. Gribow - you need to act immediately. There will be a number of issues for your attorney to sort out quickly. If this boating accident occurred on navigable waters, it could introduce unique issues of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: Is this still valid law in terms of the selling price must at least be for 1/2 the value of the vessel?

F.S. 328.17 non judicial sale of vessel.

In addition, there is no written lease involved After purchasing the boat from the boatyard.

Thank you.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 5, 2020

I don't see anything in Section 328.17 providing that "the selling price must at least be for 1/2 the value of the vessel". But if you want, look it up yourself at... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Admiralty / Maritime, Intellectual Property and Trademark on
Q: Hi, I would like to use the word navy in my business name. Would this cause conflict with The US Navy?

Has the US Navy trademarked the word “navy” ? Is it possible to use the word ”navy“ (referencing the color) in a business name in combination with other words? It is for a design industry business and in no way related to anything military. I would hate to name my business only to have it... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 1, 2020

Your question awaits a response for a week. There aren't really any admiralty/maritime law issues here, and that may have overshadowed the IP attributes of your straightforward question. There's no guarantee that every question is picked up, but you might have better chances of a response... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Traffic Tickets, Workers' Compensation and Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: AA222141 what's this #means

Moorish is the only citizen, not Americans

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 10, 2020

This is posted under Admiralty/Maritime, but I am not able to cross-reference any federal maritime statutes under those letters and digits. If it is a case citation, one possibility is Moorish National Republic Federal Government #AA222141 et al v. US Department of State et al, US District Court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for South Carolina on
Q: Is it legal for me to use an inflatable boat with paddles in a local lake without a boat license?

And if so are there any requirements I need to know about before going out?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 31, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter, states impose licensing or safety certifications when vessels are mechanically powered or for personal watercraft. But each state's requirements could be different, which is why... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: i bought a houseboat without getting a marine survey. after the transaction it was discovered that the transom had

dry rot rendering the boat unsafe. this info was actively concealed by the seller. can you sell about you know to be unsafe?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 24, 2020

I've been in that boat! Had to fix it myself. If you believe that the seller knew of the dangerous condition but did not reveal it and actively concealed it, you may have been defrauded. Small Claims jurisdiction is up to $10.000. If you hire an attorney, you will be pouring more money... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Admiralty / Maritime and Banking for Utah on
Q: www.law.cornell.edu website doesnt have UCC 9-105 (1)(n) & (1)(h) listed, do u have link to where I can view them online
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

It looks like some of the other ordinary resources that post UCC 9-105 (Control of Electronic Chattel - Paper) do not include them. You posted under Admiralty/Maritime - I checked but could not find cross references under ordinary maritime laws I work with. The attorneys familiar with banking... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: I was in a boat fire in Nov 2018 .the insurance contacted me but I haven't heard from them again

Progresive contacted me. I was in the ICU burn until in a coma for a month and in there longer. I suffer from al kinds of stuff now

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 25, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. Contact a maritime attorney who handles injury cases without delay. Boat fires, particularly on small vessels on navigable waters, can introduce legal tactics that are not available for accidents that take place on land. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: I have this lien on my boat

Not paying during the shelter in place orrders.ive been here for nine years

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 25, 2020

Depending on the type of lien, that could be a strong measure. There are sometimes less expensive ways for facilities to pursue debts. A starting point could be to contact a California attorney to examine the lien and advise you accordingly. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Alaska on
Q: Failure to pay for storage on a boat storage lot

I am assisting a friend that allows boat storage on his property. He has 2 boats that have been on his lot for over 24 months with no contact by the boat owners. What statutes or procedures address contacting the owners and or seizing the boats absent payment of the back rent. There is no... Read more »

Alberto J. Castaner Esq.
Alberto J. Castaner Esq. answered on Jun 18, 2020

Good afternoon:

You must look into Alaska state law for available remedies. If the contract was purely for land storage and no maritime services were rendered, maritime law would not apply and the land owner may not seize (or arrest) the vessel in federal court under admiralty procedures....
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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Q: I have FAC coming up on the 9th, do I than file for a motions hearing to hear all the facts of the case? I

I'm also not entering in a plea. I will be challenging jurisdiction

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 2, 2020

If you are talking about an FAC and a plea, this sounds like it might be closer to criminal law than maritime law (unless there are facts not mentioned that would be relevant for the Admiralty/Maritime category). Since time is of the essence in your matter, you might have better chances of a prompt... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal the shelter I live at just started requiring my personal belongings and persons be searched be4 allowed in

All of a sudden The shelter island that started requiring that all my belongings and my persons be searched by one of their security guards before entering the premises this is my legal residence address on my ID and I have to be searched before I come home that doesn't seem legal to me and... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on May 24, 2020

I don't think think so. You are a guest of the property owner, who can set whatever limits they want on those persons they allow to reside on their property. You say it is a shelter. So the owners apparently want to assure themselves that no guests can bring any kind of contraband onto their... Read more »

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