As a general premise, judicial systems are public. In the U.S., court systems are operated by the government on the federal, state, and local levels. In the U.S., Article III of the Constitution establishes federal courts ("The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one...Read more »
If someone made innocent errors in filling out a check, it would not generally be considered crime. If the errors were material and they were deliberately made with the intent to deceive the payee or to deceive the financial institution, those could amount to crimes, depending on applicable...Read more »
Ship chandler is a term that's used more loosely than traditional seagoing slots for which licensing credentialing is clear, such as second engineer for first officer. If the employer has any kind of requirement to maintain merchant marine credentialing, information on seagoing credentialing...Read more »
We are a freight forwarder and at the brink of filing for bankruptcy. Our client, the shipper, ran out of warehouse space to accept shipments and instead had the trucking company hold the containers for over three months. The shipping company charges detention or per-diem fees for the containers... Read more »
There was no mention of a vessel, although Admiralty/Maritime was selected as a category. It wasn't clear if this was about a maritime law matter involving a vessel or activity on navigable waters. Good luck
In terms of the USS Constitution, the vessel is generally referred to as Constitution or USS Constitution, without the word "the." But I see people use the word "the." In legal pleadings I deal with, I see vessels designated both ways. That's just as a general matter. But...Read more »
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.
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
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 »
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
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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