Admiralty & Maritime Law

Criminal Justice

Defense contractor pleads guilty in huge bribery scandal

Environmental Law

BP grossly negligent in Gulf oil spill, federal judge rules; company could face $18B in penalties

Trials & Litigation

Prominent law firm says it knew nothing of claimed sunken treasure fraud, wasn’t counsel of record

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Captain who abandoned sinking ferry is arrested; 64 dead, hundreds missing in South Korean waters

Legal Ethics

Fallout from claimed sunken treasure discovery dogs law firm

Government Law

Road salt shortage provides lesson in federal admiralty law to NJ state officials


For vacationers encountering trouble on cruise ships, U.S. laws may provide little help

Trials & Litigation

Salvage company that lost $600M sunken ship case must pay $1M to Spain for ‘abusive litigation’

Environmental Law

NJ couple OKs $1 settlement in eminent domain suit over their lost ocean view

Business of Law

Blank Rome adds to attorney roster in Houston with acquisition of Bell Ryniker maritime firm

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Man swims from Canada to Detroit, is found in water on way home and cited for public intoxication

Trials & Litigation

Striking lawyers in Italy prompt delay of Costa Concordia trial

Law Practice

Attorney helps protect against shipwrecks’ plunder

International Law

Japanese trial of claimed Somali pirates raises interpretation issues

Around the Blawgosphere

What office skills lawyers should know in an emergency; America’s next hot sauce lawyer?

Admiralty Law

‘You don’t need a peg leg or an eye patch’ to be sued under piracy law, says 9th Circuit

Oil Spill

With billions at issue, trial begins to apportion fault for oil spill among BP, its subcontractors

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Cruise ship fires occur with ‘alarming frequency,’ maritime lawyer says


Feb. 22, 1841: Amistad case opens in Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court

Pinocchio is not a vessel subject to US maritime law, and neither is floating home, SCOTUS says