Navigating the Seas of Admiralty based Litigation

The Admiralty & Maritime Law Group at Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. specializes in all aspects of admiralty and maritime law with special emphasis on the defense of commercial ship owners and marine insurers, as well as private, recreational boat owners, regarding personal injury and alleged wrongful death litigation.

The admiralty and maritime group is experienced at both the trial and appellate levels in both federal and state courts regarding litigation commenced pursuant to the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. Section 688; the Longshore and Harborworkers’ Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. Section 901 et seq.; and the Death on the High Seas Act, 46 U.S.C. Section 908, as well as the defense of boat owners under state law for injuries and death to guests arising out of recreational boating. In addition, the admiralty and maritime group provides analysis to marine insurers regardng marine insurance policies.
The following are some representative cases which have been handled by members of the group:

  • Quam v. Mobil Oil Corporation, 599 F.2d 42, (2d. Cir., 1979) cert. denied 444 U.S. 550 (1979);
  • Lingo v. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., 638 F. Supp. 30 (E.D.N.Y. 1986)
  • Escobar v. Seatrain Lines, Inc., 573 N.Y.S. 2d 498 (A.D. 1st Dept., 1991)
  • Claudio v. United States of America, 907 F.Supp. 581 (E.D.N.Y., 1995)
  • Vasquez v. GMD Shipyard Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist LEXIS 91767 (E.D.N.Y. 2008) affirmed 582 F.3d 293 (2d Cir., 2009)

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