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Agreement Conveying Nominal Ownership Share in a Sailboat is Maritime When the Principal Objective of the Agreement was to Convey Exclusive Use of the Sailboat

March 3, 2017

By Robert E. O'Connor

In Federal Insurance Company v Speedboat Racing Ltd, Senior District Judge Haight considered liability for damages to a sailboat which…

Employer’s Request to Shift Liability for Permanent Disability to Longshore Special Fund is Denied

March 3, 2017

By Robert E. O'Connor

In Cianbro Corp. v. Dir., Office of Workers’ Comp. Programs, Respondent, an employee who suffered permanent lung impairment during his…

Maritime Lien is Transferred from Vessel on Issuance of Letter of Undertaking

March 3, 2017

By Melanie Leney

In Norwegian Hull Club v. M/V HOS Beaufort, the U.S. District Court in New Orleans considered competing arguments over security…

A collision between excess, marine, and land-based property insurance policies and a dry dock

March 2, 2017

By Timothy Semonoro

In Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Great American Ins. Co.,the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered…


Bylined Articles

Post-Spokeo, Not All Statutory Violations Are Created Equal

February 10, 2017

By John G. Papianou

When the U.S. Supreme Court decided Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), a little over a year…

The Saga of the Athos I Litigation Continues: Recent Decision on Safe Berth Warranty and Wharfinger’s Negligence

January 30, 2017

Eugene J. O'Connor
By The Charterers P&I Club Newsletter

In a meticulous 174-page Opinion handed down on July 25, 2016, following an 8-week trial held in the spring of…

The U.S. House just passed a bill that will make startup demo days more accessible

January 13, 2017 Philly
By Ernie Holtzheimer

On Tuesday, January 10, the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed a bill designed to make it easier for…

What Bai Brands’ $1.7 billion exit could mean for Philly startups

December 28, 2016 Philly
By Ernie Holtzheimer

Bai means “pure” in Mandarin Chinese but it may begin to mean something else for startups in the Philadelphia area,…

In the News

Renting Your Home Out, By the Hour

March 10, 2017

New York Times
By Ronda Kaysen

Like other New Yorkers, Alex Story occasionally rents out her home through Airbnb, relinquishing her East Village townhouse to strangers…

Montgomery McCracken Nabs Ex-Buchanan Ingersoll Litigator

March 8, 2017

By Dan Packel

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP has landed a former Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC trial lawyer with a wide-ranging litigation practice to…

Experts Offer Tips on Best Board Practices

March 2, 2017

The Cooperator
By David Chiu

Montgomery McCracken partner Andrew P. Brucker spoke on “Best Practices for Cooperative and Condominium Boards,” on February 22, 2017. The…

20 Years After Biondi

February 16, 2017

The Cooperator
By Mike Odenthal

Despite the fact that most people would agree that discrimination is a bad thing, discrimination persists, which suggests either that…

Press Releases

Richard M. Simins Rejoins Montgomery McCracken

March 3, 2017

Firm adds partner and associate to its Litigation Department PHILADELPHIA – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the additions of…

Montgomery McCracken Partner Joel B. Rosen Appointed to New Jersey Supreme Court and Federal Court Committee Positions

February 27, 2017

Cherry Hill, N.J. – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce partner Joel B. Rosen was recently designated as Vice-Chair of…

Melanie A. Leney Elected to Partner at Montgomery McCracken

February 15, 2017

Cherry Hill, N.J. – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce Melanie A. Leney has been elected to the firm’s partnership….

Four Montgomery McCracken Attorneys Elected to the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association

February 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce four attorneys have assumed leadership positions on the Young Lawyers Division (YLD)…