Florida Maritime Law and Practice

Florida Maritime Law and Practice features the contributions of a of a group of authors and experts, and well as a dedicated steering committee. It is the ideal guide for Florida practitioners, with a focus on Florida-specific statutes, case law, and rules. The comprehensive source also cites to applicable secondary sources, as well as federal statutes and case law, and international law.
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The Sixth Edition of Florida Maritime Law and Practice features the contributions of a of a group of authors and experts, and well as a dedicated steering committee. It is the ideal guide for Florida practitioners, with a focus on Florida-specific statutes, case law, and rules. The comprehensive source also cites to applicable secondary sources, as well as federal statutes and case law, and international law.

The Sixth Edition includes:

  • Updated case law, statutes, rules, and regulations. 
  • Discussion of hot topics including:
    • Updated, in-depth discussion and application of maintenance and cure as a remedy for injured seamen.
    • The ability of a seaman to recover maintenance and cure, and the Eleventh Circuit’s recent application of the McCorpen defense as a bar to recovery. Jackson v. NCL America, LLC, 730 F.App'x 786 (11th Cir. 2018).
    • A maritime employer’s reimbursement responsibility when an injured employee goes outside the employer’s network. Jackson v. NCL America, LLC, 730 F.App’x 786 (11th Cir. 2018).
    • Forum Selection Clauses and Florida courts’ recent creation of a judicial exception to the statutory right to trial by jury, upholding the validity of a Forum Selection Clause in the contract of a Jones Act seaman, requiring all civil personal injury lawsuits to be filed in a foreign jurisdiction.
    • Updated, in-depth discussion of The Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and its application in arbitration proceedings.
    • Cruise ships’ duty to protect passengers from known dangers (either actual or constructive notice), and the benchmark against which shipowners’ behavior must be measured.
    • Department of Labor’s new Notice of Payments Form LS-208, now acting as the form used to report all payments of compensation in workers’ compensation cases.
    • Newly issued Division of Federal Employees Compensation Bulletin 18-03, assisting maritime practitioners in formulating Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act reimbursement claims.
    • Courts’ exercising of constructive in rem jurisdiction over scattered shipwrecks when the courts constructively possess parts of the scattered wrecks. Salvors, Inc. v. Unidentified Wrecked & Abandoned Vessel, 861 F.3d 1278 (11th Cir. 2017).
    • The improper use of cell phones and other “smart” devices as a basis for fault in maritime collision cases.
    • New discussion regarding maritime security law and the Maritime Security Transportation Act of 2002’s mandatory evaluation of effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports, and the imposition of conditions of entry into the United States.
    • New discussion regarding maritime security law and cyber security.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1   Admiralty And Maritime Jurisdiction  

Matthew Valcourt and Anthony J. Cuva


Chapter 2   Practice And Procedure

Raúl J. Chacón, Jr. and Andrew D. Craven


Chapter 3   Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Of Seamen And Other Maritime Workers

Robert D. Peltz and Andrew L. Waks


Chapter 4   Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Of Passengers

William B. Milliken and Tonya J. Meister


Chapter 5   Maritime Workers' Compensation

C. Ryan Eslinger


Chapter 6   Carriage Of Goods

Lindsey C. Brock, III


Chapter 7   Charters

Michael E. Conroy and Attilio M. Costabel


Chapter 8   Salvage

John H. Thomas


Chapter 9   General Average

Theresa M. Bennett


Chapter 10   Collision

David F. Pope


Chapter 11   Marine Insurance

Michelle Otero Valdés


Chapter 12   Maritime Liens

David W. McCreadie and Adam D. Griffin


Chapter 13   Limitation Of Liability

Allan R. Kelley and Michael W. Mcleod


Chapter 14   Pleasure Boats

Captain Alan S. Richard, Joanne M. Foster and Anthony J. Cuva


Chapter 15   Florida Boating Law

Captain Alan S. Richard


Chapter 16   Pilotage And Towage

Christopher R. Koehler


Chapter 17   Marina Liability

James N. Hurley and Christine M. Walker


Chapter 18   Maritime Security Law

U.S.C. Captain Robert L. Gardana


Chapter 19   Sales Of Vessels

Attilio M. Costabel and David R. Maass


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