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New Conflict of Interest Law

September 26, 2017


By Andrew P. Brucker

The vast majority of cooperative housing corporations in New York were created under the Business Corporation Law (the “BCL”), and…

New New York City Heating Rules

August 18, 2017


By Howard Schechter and Denise DeNicola

A recent change to the NYC heating regulations will go into effect when the heating season begins on October 1….

Recent Employment Laws Relating to Hiring

May 25, 2017


By Andrew P. Brucker and Marijana Predovan

In the last few years, new state and local laws have changed the types of questions, investigation, and considerations that…

New Local Law 140 of 2016 Protects Freelance Workers

May 15, 2017


By Marijana Predovan and Howard Schechter

A New York City law protecting freelance workers took effect on May 15, 2017.  It broadly applies to all employers…

Is the Verdict Still Out on Whether, Post-Tincher, Defense Evidence of a Product’s Compliance with Regulatory and Industry Standards is Admissible at the Trial of a Pennsylvania Strict Product Liability Case?

May 9, 2017

Albert L. Piccerilli

In Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., 104 A.3d 328 (Pa. 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed course by overruling its…

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…

Chapter 11 Trustee Appointed to Manage Operations of Belly Up Anchovy Fishery

March 2, 2017


By Davis Lee Wright

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”) recently ordered the appointment of…

Hanjin Shipping: From the eye of the storm and back

March 1, 2017


By Wook Chung

Since the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., so many articles have been written about how it happened, why it…

A Seal’s Story – The Importance of Noting Your Remarks at Outturn

February 28, 2017


By Kaspar Kielland

In Affiliated FM Ins. Co. v. M/V Maersk Visby, the New York district court found in favor of an ocean…

Arbitrate in London, Seek Discovery in New York

February 27, 2017


By Matteo Bonuzzi

In In re Ex Parte Application of Kleimar N.V., District Court Judge Marrero of the Southern District of New York denied…

Vacating An Arbitration Award Remains Difficult

February 24, 2017

Vincent M. DeOrchis

ICC Chemical Corp. v. Nordic Tankers Trading A/S The issue of whether an arbitration award in the U.S. can be…

The Best $518 World Fuel Services Ever Spent: AGCS Marine Insurance Company V. World Fuel Services

February 24, 2017

Tricia J. Sadd

The theft of over $17 Million worth of marine gasoil (“MGO”) prompted an insurance coverage dispute in AGCS Marine Insurance…

An Advance To Improve A Ferry Terminal Did Not Give Rise To A Maritime Lien

February 23, 2017

Davis Lee Wright

In Portland Development Corporation v. M/V Nova Star, the United States district Court for the District of Maine (the “District…

When Is A Mixed Insurance Contract A Maritime Contract?

February 22, 2017

Eric Chang

Whether a mixed insurance contract (i.e., an insurance contract with maritime and non-maritime elements) permits the exercise of admiralty jurisdiction…

Responsible Party’s Efforts To Avoid Payment Of Clean Up Costs Denied

February 21, 2017

Eugene J. O'Connor

In U.S. v. American Commercial Lines,  the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana considered a 2008 oil…

Philly says NO to asking about prospective employee’s wage history

January 27, 2017

On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia became the first city in Pennsylvania to enact a Wage Equity Law prohibiting employers from…

O.W. Bunker Litigation in the United States: O.W. Bunker “provided” necessaries and has maritime liens

January 24, 2017


By Robert E. O'Connor

United States District Judge Valerie E. Caproni recently issued a highly anticipated order and opinion in three O.W. Bunker “test”…