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1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Tax Law for California on
Q: Can duties & tariff be added 5-months after the shipment arrived at US port and merchandise sold.
Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman answered on Apr 24, 2019

I assume there was a shipping receipt or written contract somewhere in this transaction. Reading the contract may answer your question. Transfer of title is a very complicated subject. I would seek help from a Maritime attorney in your area.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: Is there a way my boyfriend can ask to be seen by a judge to lower the bail(which is extremely excessive for his crime)

I heard that there is. Way that you can be seen by the majestrate within 12 hours of arrest to re evalute the bond and bail out with cash. He is homeless. So one hundred thousand dollars is quite excessive for stealing water and fruit to survive

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 16, 2019

more info needed.

you need to retain a private lawyer or request a public defender.

move to put the matter On Calendar for a bail motion.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Child Support and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 16, 2019

From a practical standpoint, many attorneys do not stop and think to delve deeply into the moral issues because they tend to be more focused on its use as a tool for handling court registry funds. Their immediate attention tends to be more on individual cases.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: List Two or three important cases regarding this particular article and section
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 11, 2019

Is this a homework question?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: Does Az.District Court Judge have a deadline to approve a fee waiver? We cannot "Serve" defendant until it is approved.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 5, 2019

An attorney would likely want to see additional details here, possibly including pleadings, orders, agreements, and other related paperwork.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Contracts and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: How to challenge personal or subject matter jurisdiction in court?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 23, 2019

There are a number of ways to challenge subject matter jurisdiction in maritime cases. One of these is raising the issue of location, in terms of whether an accident took place on navigable waters.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: hi i have an assignment to ask lawyers about latent defect in maritime law anything in general
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2019

To get started, you could look up a federal appeals court decision captioned as French Cuff, Ltd, a British Virgin Islands Company v. Markel American Insurance Company. It's an 11th Circuit case dealing with a crack in the hull of a 64-foot catamaran. The decision discusses latent defects in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Kentucky on
Q: in krs 355.2-309 absence of specific time provisions.. What is considered reasonable time? 1,2 4 weeks? 30 days?

created contract to provide signage to a client, I being the designer, creator and Installer, I would purchase the materials needed to do so and construct and then install, had set a date on one part of estimate, however states "this is an estimate on the goods named and subject to change if... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 23, 2019

Reasonable I’d determined the the facts and circumstances surrounding the issue. It could be 30, 60, even 90 days. Bottom line, if you refund the money, they will likely dismiss the charge.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: Can experimental (non-US FDA approved) medical procedures be performed by doctors on ships in international waters?

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. ?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 22, 2019

Probably. What, if any connection does the doctor have with the U.S.?

Q: Is our court actually considered a tribunal as in Admiralty law. The judge, DA and the prosecutor?

As a sovereign we have the jurisdiction over the land of the United States of America. What is the difference between a STRAWMAN and a Human Being.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 16, 2019

People use the terms loosely, but U.S. Constitution grants U.S. Courts authority to hear admiralty cases in Section 2 of Article III. In terms of maritime prosecutions, it is common for them to sometimes be handled jointly between the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Coast Guard, depending on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: Where can I find a map of international waters of Asia that is acceptable to the IRS or courts?

For expatriate crew members working in an airplane or ship in a Foreign Country, part of the income made there can be counted as an exclusion for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE). However, when a crew member is performing their services over international waters, all the income made there... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 9, 2019

You could contact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to inquire if they know who performs the equivalent of their services in Asian countries. The charts I use identify the National Ocean Service Coast Survey as a reference (with additional inputs from the Army Corps of Engineers... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Constitutional Law and Military Law for South Carolina on
Q: Are we in Admiralty law or common law. Cause our flags in our court room are gold fringed meaning Admiralty law
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 24, 2019

Courts today can apply elements of both types of law. It will come down to a matter of the type of case the court has subject matter jurisdiction over, so that if a federal district court is deemed to have admiralty jurisdiction over a matter, it will apply maritime law and the Federal Rules of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law on
Q: I am the Plaintiff in a federal lawsuit for damage to my boat at the hands of two Marin County sheriff's, and a Marin

County "Harbor Administrator" and a contractor, and the United States.

The Judge has granted some of my Claims and given me the opportunity to amend. She also mentioned that there might be a Banes Act violation, which I had not included in the complaint, If I can claim to be a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2019

Congratulations. I'd suggest you contact a member of CAOC who handles police cases or call the San Francisco or Cal. Civil Liberties Union and ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys" in your are for police misconduct issues.

All the best!

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: My husband was responsible for an injury on a rig - can the other guy sue us?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 28, 2018

Additional details are needed.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New York on
Q: How far out does a boat have to be for federal law to apply to an injury?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 14, 2018

The criteria is one more about the nature of the waters than of distance. Maritime law can apply to an injury that takes place on something known as "navigable waters," which carries with it the attribute of interstate nexus. Therefore a boat operating off the East Coast, West Coast, adjoining... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: If the accident occurred while in port, what laws apply?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 23, 2018

It would depend on the capacity of the person at the time the accident occurred. Was the person a member of the vessel’s crew? Was the person a stevedore working for a cargo terminal? Was the person a welder, mechanic, or other shoreside contractor? Was the person a disembarking harbor pilot?... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: i am looking for the proper form quo warranto state of florida
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 15, 2018

Look at Florida Appellate Practice by Padavano

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Michigan on
Q: cruiseline job. Received medical certificate fit for duty with restriction of "near coastal water" defined as 200 miles

Restriction is due to type 1 diabetes. Cruise line states no voyages within 200 miles although their marketing states otherwise. Is this employment discrimination? How can I find more information on maritime laws, definitions

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 12, 2018

Unlikely, but I suppose it's worth it to consult with an employment law attorney. Quite likely, the terms of employment with a cruise line include you being certified for "worldwide" service. If you must remain within 200 miles, you are not available for worldwide use, and I am unsure they would... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: Where does my husband lodge a safety complaint? He works on a commercial boat.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 31, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance should be able to provide direction here. OSHA also provides information under the Seaman's Protection Act -

Tim Akpinar

Q: What is the monety amou t required bond or surety for a city manager


Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 31, 2018

You could try reposting this question and including Municipal Law under your categories. It might have a better chance of being picked up there.

Tim Akpinar

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