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How to Buy a Boat

Category: Buying or Leasing a Car, Buying or Leasing Auto

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No Cash, No Splash? Maritime Liens Part Two

Category: Employment, Maritime and Admiralty Law

You are a shipyard and have performed expensive repairs on a fishing boat or yacht. The owner isn’t too happy about the bill and may even dispute some of it, and he’s threatening to sue if you don’t give him the boat.

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Jones Act, Unseaworthiness and Other Seamen’s Maritime Personal Injury Remedies

Category: Employment, Maritime

Hurt on land, working for some land-bound contractor, factory or shop, and chances are you will look to worker’s compensation law to pay for your care and lost wages.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Maritime Liens (Part One)

Category: Employment, Maritime and Admiralty Law

A maritime lien gives a provider of fuel, repair services etc. an automatic lien on the ship to which the the services were provided. The lien allows the provider to seize the ship and sell it in satisfaction of the lien and the costs of sale.

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Admiralty law: An Unbroken Tradition

Category: Employment, Maritime and Admiralty Law

As soon as people built ships to carry cargoes, it became necessary to create law to address the circumstances that occurred to ships then and occur to ships now.

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Legal Liability for Wrecked and Abandoned Vessels

Category: Employment, Maritime and Admiralty Law

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How to Buy a Boat

Category: Buying or Leasing a Car, Buying or Leasing Auto

Learn about inspections for engineering problems and title checks when buying a used boat.

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From Injury to Judgment: Medical Malpractice Law in Maine

Category: Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Maine

The right to sue a doctor is rooted in common law, almost always the law of torts (negligence), very, very rarely in the law of contracts.

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Salvage of Ships and Treasure

Category: Employment, Maritime and Admiralty Law

Salvage Claims & Awards Under Admiralty Law. I am tending traps in my lobster boat one blustery fall day, and as I watch an expensive yacht run up on a ledge. The yacht backs away from the ledge, then loses power...

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Cruise Ship and Ferry Liability for Passenger Injuries

Category: Employment, Maritime

Whether a cruise ship or ferry is liable for injuries to a passenger turns on law that is a lot like the “tort law” we find on land...

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