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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 Seventh 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 Seventh Edition includes:

  • The American seaman and the ability of a seaman to recover under the Jones Act when the seaman is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.
  • Medical negligence and the Eleventh Circuit's adoption of the standard of care of "ordinary reasonable care under the circumstances."
  • Occupational diseases and the remedies available to seamen under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law.
  • Emotional injuries (including overwork and Coronavirus) and the ability of a seaman to recover under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law for mental or emotional injuries.
  • An American seaman’s inability to recover punitive damages as part of an unseaworthiness claim under General Maritime Law.
  • The enforcement of arbitration agreements by nonsignatories following the United States Supreme Court’s decision in GE Power Conversion France SAS, Corp. v. Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, 140 S.Ct. 1637, 207 L.Ed.2d 1 (2020).
  • Updated discussion of the elements of a cause of action under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and application of the borrowed servant doctrine.
  • Maritime negligence and a cruise ship’s duty to protect passengers from dangerous conditions that the ship has notice of.
  • Possible extension of the “reasonably competent stevedore” to the “experienced stevedore” by the Eleventh Circuit in Troutman v. Seaboard Atlantic Ltd., 958 F.3d 1143, 1147 (11th Cir. 2020), under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
  • Demurrage and detention as it relates to the carriage of goods.
  • Updated discussion of marine insurance and attorney fees.
  • Priority of maritime liens and the doctrine of equitable subordination.
  • Discussion and application of the recent amendments to Florida Boating Law under Ch. 2021-184, Laws of Fla. (2021).
  • Recent legislative changes regarding marinas in deepwater seaports and marina liability. See Ch. 2021-108, Laws of Fla. (2021).
  • Newly revamped chapter about Maritime Security Law.
  • New Forms:
    • BIMCO TOWHIRE, TOWCON, and BARGEHIRE
    • BIMCO SHIPLEASE
    • BIMCO contract provisions for electronic signatures
    • BIMCO contract provisions for arbitration
    • IYBA Purchase and Sale Agreement for Brokerage Vessel (2020).

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The 6th Edition ISBN was 9781522175094.

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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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