Molly Henry and David Boyajian of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt talk about relationship-focused principles for effective incident documentation, witness preparation and mediation with respect to marine-based liabilities
Evan Goldschlag, legal intern at Thomas Miller, looks at the implications of recent updates to the U.S
The Loss Prevention department of both UK P&I and the TT Club, spoke about bodily injury claims data from both marine and terminal risks
The UK Club is no stranger to the sudden increase in ‘nuclear verdicts’ around the United States
Appellate Specialist, Patrick Yingling, a Partner at Reed Smith, joined us at this year's Thomas Miller Bodily Injury Seminar to discuss the appellate process and the reasons to consider engaging appellate counsel when a case is still in litigation at the pre-trial and trial stages.
Bill Ryan and Shari Friedman of Chicago law firm Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb educated the attendees at the Thomas Miller Bodily Injury Seminar as to what constitutes a nuclear verdict, why they appear to be happening with increased frequency and, most importantly, what can be done to counter them
Our Americas Members often deal with contracts of carriage subject to the US Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ("COGSA") and the Harter Act, here we address FAQ's.
The region comprising Latin America and the Caribbean is a busy one for the UK P&I Club. Some prominent Members have a large number of tons entered with the Club and have this region as their principal place of business. Moreover, many of the Club’s entered ships frequently call at Latin American and Caribbean ports regardless of where the Member is based, which can undoubtedly be anywhere in the world.
Loading grain cargo in the Pacific Northwest
Loading grains in the Pacific Northwest can be a real test of patience. For shipowners not familiar with the Pacific Northwest, where it rains approximately 150 to 180 days per year, with rainfall totals averaging 40 inches per year, it is important to maximise loading during periods of light rain and to prevent vessel delays while avoiding moisture damage to the cargo during periods of moderate to heavy rain.
Founded in 1543, Santos has been long known as a port city – first through the export of coffee and then other commodities. Santos was significantly modernised and expanded in the 1990s to incorporate new technologies, operating with specialised terminals for containers, general cargo, and dry and liquid bulk, and it is responsible for almost 27% of the country’s trade. Santos is considered the largest port in Latin America, with its docks being 25 km long and able to accommodate about 50 ships at a time.
A Solution to Pollution
An oil spill is an ‘all hands-on deck!’ moment, inviting everyone from insurers, charterers, owners, the U.S. Coast Guard, local and state authorities, property, and ecological interests, and more to get involved. Tying all these parties together is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (‘OPA’).