109 ABA Journal Transportation & Energy Issues articles.
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.…
Apr 15, 2008 9:30 PM CDT
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.…
Apr 14, 2008 11:15 PM CDT
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…
Mar 3, 2008 4:37 PM CST
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg peppered the lawyer for Exxon Mobil with questions during oral arguments yesterday on whether a $2.5 billion punitive damages award should stand.
Ginsburg suggested a jury…
Feb 28, 2008 1:05 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court is giving lawyers for both sides an extra 15 minutes to argue over the propriety of a $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the Exxon Valdez…
Feb 15, 2008 6:36 PM CST
The U.S. Senate is in no rush to vote on ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention
Feb 2, 2008 4:28 PM CST
Justices sail into murky waters over damages from infamous disaster
Feb 1, 2008 3:57 PM CST
A Miami plaintiffs lawyer has withdrawn from 77 injury cases against a cruise line following allegations that two investigators for his law firm paid for inside information.
A defendant cruise line has filed motions seeking to disqualify a Miami plaintiffs firm from pursuing 75 pending claims by passengers and workers, contending that the Wingate Law Firm retained…
Jan 16, 2008 8:02 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether Delaware can block New Jersey from allowing a natural-gas storage and processing facility on the Delaware River.
At issue are the states’ rights…
Nov 28, 2007 5:25 PM CST
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. has recused himself in Exxon Mobil’s appeal of a $2.5 billion punitive damages award, raising the possibility of a 4-4 split.
A tie vote in…
Oct 30, 2007 11:14 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether maritime law permits a $2.5 billion punitive damages award against Exxon for the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Exxon’s Oct 29, 2007 2:43 PM CDT
Plaintiffs in more than 40 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against cruise lines in the past decade are running into a legal roadblock that shields ship owners from liability.
Oct 24, 2007 2:29 PM CDT
Spain has filed claims to a treasure-filled sunken ship found in the Atlantic Ocean.
Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., announced two weeks ago that it had discovered the ship…
Jun 1, 2007 8:43 PM CDT
Difficulties of Cruise Ship Practice Keep Number of Litigators ‘Steady as She Goes’
Aug 11, 2006 11:42 PM CDT