In a costly new trend, California Plaintiffs' attorneys are referring their personal injury clients to expensive, lien-based medical providers to skirt the California Supreme Court's decision in Howell v Hamilton Meats which limits plaintiffs to recovering the actual amounts paid for medical treatment not the amounts billed
Given the limited time in port and the crews' extra hours on duty for the inland transits, owners often look to repair vendors or local unions for extra assistance to keep the crew in compliance with STCW work hour requirements.
There are so many legal, medical and other terms used when talking about rape and sexual assault, navigating the issue can be difficult and confusing, to say the least; this article reviews the definitions and examine the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment.
This case involved a cruise ship passenger who sued the a vessel owner for claimed injuries suffered when she alleged to have tripped over a cleaning bucket that had been left near a buffet line, causing her to break her arm.
This article examines what happened when a powerful typhoon passed directly over Osaka Bay, resulting in the dragging of anchor by a Tanker which eventually collided with the connecting bridge to Kansai International Airport