Transportation & Energy Issues

106 ABA Journal Transportation & Energy Issues articles.

The Journal’s Sea Change

I write to compliment you on your excellent article on the Alaska fishing industry and its accident record, “The Cemetery Sea,” May. The extensive research writer…

Makin’ ‘em Walk the Plank

Today’s pirates have more legal power than those of yesteryear

Financier Allen Stanford Hires Maritime Lawyers for Investment Fraud Case

Billionaire financier R. Allen Stanford has hired maritime lawyers to defend him on civil charges of running an $8 billion investment fraud.

Stanford has hired lawyers from the Gulf Law…

PI Attorneys Sue Google Over ‘Adwords’ Sale of Law Firm Name to Competitor

Two Connecticut personal injury lawyers are suing Google, contending that the Internet search engine improperly sold advertising rights concerning their law firm name to a competitor.

When Internet users type…

The Cemetery Sea

A shipwreck, a mysterious owner and a 158-year-old maritime law

Crewman Sues Over Ship Safety in High-Profile Piracy Case

His ship’s high-profile story had a relatively happy ending, except for the alleged pirates accused of taking the American captain hostage near Somalia.

But the chief steward has nonetheless filed…

New ‘Hague’ for Pirates Might Be Kenya

The high-profile rescue this week by the U.S. Navy of an American cargo ship captain reportedly being held hostage by pirates from Somalia has put a hitherto little-known legal issue…

Judge Orders Lawyers to Return $450K in Fees

A retired South Florida cruise ship injury lawyer and his former associate were ordered to return nearly $450,000 in fees collected under a secret deal after the injury lawyer withdrew…

Feds Seize Madoff’s Yacht, as Owners of Less Expensive Watercraft Abandon Ship

As federal agents today seized a 55-foot yacht owned by convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, other owners of less expensive watercraft reportedly are abandoning ship on boats they can no…

US Judge Poised to Decide Fate of Titanic’s Treasures

A federal maritime judge in Norfolk, Va., is set to issue a key ruling involving the historic salvage of artifacts from the century-old sinking of the Titanic.

At issue is…

Pirate Attacks Keep Law Firm’s Hotline Ringing Off the Hook

What do you do when an oil tanker you own carrying cargo worth more than $100 million is hijacked by pirates on the high seas?

You call your lawyer, of…

Spain Claims US ‘Pirates’ Stole Sunken Treasure from Underseas Galleon

A federal court ruling against a Florida-based deep-sea exploration company last month apparently has led to a claim by the Spanish government. It contends that Odyssey Marine Exploration “pirates” stole…

Calif. Boater and Attorney Sues Over Ethanol-Laced Fuel

Until it did $35,000 worth of damage to his boat, Lawrence Turner says, he had no idea that the ethanol-laced fuel sold at California marinas could erode fiberglass fuel tanks.…

Titanic Sank Due to Bad Rivets, Book Says

It’s too late to make the case for extra damages for some 1,500 people who died when the Titantic sank 96 years ago, just before midnight on April 14, 1912.

Lawyer’s Death After Shark Bite Ignites Legal Debate

The death last week of an Austrian attorney who was bitten by a shark has sparked a debate about cageless shark diving.

The practice, which involves baiting the waters with…

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