You didn't ask a question in this Q & A forum, but I suppose you're wondering if you have a viable potential claim. That depends on a few factors, including the terms of the written contract. Generally, verbal comments that conflict with the written contract cannot be the basis for...View More
Whether you have a valid lien and if/how you should enforce same are complicated questions of law that you should discuss in detail with an experienced maritime lawyer. However, if the Vessel is documented with the United States Coast Guard, the process of recording a lien is fairly simple....View More
As a 100 ton boat captain I was training on a new job with a fast boat that holds 30 passengers. While training under the command of another captain at the helm. I was injured. I was also injured the day before due to safety issues below deck. Both injuries to my deck I informed my employer by... View More
I'm sorry about your injuries. Yes, on your first question, it sounds like you would qualify for maintenance and cure. Those fast boats are usually domestically registered and do not operate under offshore flags. I can't be certain, based on the details of the post, but I would guess that...View More
"Illegal procedure" according to whom and under what laws? Maritime law? Who died? Who is complaining? The licensed physician can worry about his own ethical and medical obligations under his/her license.
As you see, it is impossible to respond to your concern, as drafted, sorry.
Vessel was bought in the state of Florida and is staying in the state. I have heard you do not have to pay sales tax because it is a documented vessel and I have also heard that you do have to pay but only when you sell your vessel.
What you have heard, when you think about it, doesn't quite make sense. You heard that YOU don't have to pay the tax, but one has to pay when one sells it; the answer would be one or the other. Review Florida Statute 212.05 (b). I don't see any exception for a "documented...View More
Under these circumstances, it sounds like she may have a good argument to get the dismissal vacated if the basis behind the dismissal is because of former counsel's inattention and not the individual personally. There is no black and white answer because it seems as if there are a lot of...View More
I own a commercial diving business that does underwater hull cleaning and yacht maintenance. I had a customer bring his boat to the marina where I am currently staying on my own boat. After I took care of his boat he didn't show up to pay me or get his boat at the time we agreed. Rather than... View More
Only a Florida attorney could advise you on your specific question. But you posted under Admiralty/Maritime Law, and under U.S. maritime law, a remedy that is sometimes applied in settings where vessel interests owe money is a maritime lien. This comes up in ship mortgages, vessel collisions, crew...View More
There may be many reasons why you may not have received your settlement money including liens against the settlement money that still need to be resolved. Assuming there are no liens to be paid from the settlement money and that the settlement check was already received by your attorney and that...View More
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...View 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...View More
Maritime law question....Could a ship flagged in a non-U.S. registered/flagged country (e.g. the Bahamas) have a doctor on board perform experimental procedures (say, for cancer) when in international waters that are not allowed in the U.S. ?
As a general matter, I’m not aware of any maritime law provision that prohibits purchasing a one-way passage from one port to another on one vessel and then purchasing another one-way passage on a different vessel for a return trip. That is as a general matter. However, a person’s rights,...View More
I owned stock in a oil drilling company think it was ocean rig there was a bunch I would have to call fidelity to be 100% sure. Bought the stock800-900 shares for a buck each when oil tanked. They restructured right as oil bottomed out got out of anyone who had like less than 10000 shares and now... 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?
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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