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Is a charterparty a contract for carriage of goods by water?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 17 2011

Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (COSIPA), BLG’s client, concluded a Gencon-form voyage charterparty with Fednav (disponent owner of the defendant vessel), for the carriage of steel coils from Brazil to the U.S.A. and Canada

Personal jurisdiction - enforcement of arbitral award - district court dismisses petition to enforce international arbitration award, finding lack of minimum contacts to support jurisdiction
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

Petitioner Greatship (India) Limited ("Greatship") owned two shipping vessels which it chartered to Respondent Marine Logistics Solutions LLC ("Marsol"), an offshore logistics service provider registered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 23 2012

Plaintiff seaman, a citizen of the Philippines, sued defendants, a ship’s owneroperator (“World Car”), a charter party (“Nissan”), and a crew company (“MOL”), for, among other claims, maintenance and cure in connection with severe shipboard injuries he sustained aboard the MV Asian Spirit in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore

Court rejects attempt to attach electronic funds transfer
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2010

In Allied Maritime, Inc. v. Descatrade SA, 620 F.3d 70 (2d Cir. 2010), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York that prohibited the process of maritime attachment and garnishment (PMAG) to secure a putative foreign arbitral award

Insured adequately stated bad-faith claim by alleging insurer did not investigate insured’s first-party claim Before demanding arbitration
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2014

In its June 27 opinion in Maslo v. Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held an insured

Court confirms award over arguments of “manifest disregard,” “evident partiality,” and “corruption”
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • November 25 2014

A transported liquid chemical had been found degraded after shipping from Texas to South Korea. The chemical company contended that the shipper was

Transport Sector Update: shipping, ports and logistics - U.S. Koehler proceeding as a method of enforcing LMAA arbitration awards
  • Eversheds LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

Since the economic downturn, the maritime community has experienced a steady rise in the number of disputes between owners and charterers. These

District court compels arbitration of maritime contract dispute after respondent failed to appoint its arbitrator and failed to participate in the instant judicial proceeding
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 29 2014

The parties entered into two "charter parties," which are contracts by which ship owners lease their vessels to merchants. Each charter party

Arbitrator with serious medical condition alone is not a ground for vacating an award
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

In Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Team Tankers A.S., petitioner Vinmar International Limited argued, among other things, that the failure of an

Claimants in London arbitration obtained ex parte district court order pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782 compelling discovery from the U.S. affiliates of the respondent in the arbitration.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 29 2015

Owl Shipping, LLC and Oriole Shipping, LLC (“Petitioners”), the owners of the vessels MV Owl and MV Oriole, entered into time-charter agreements