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Customs Proposes Substantial Offshore Industry Jones Act Changes
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2017

On January 18, 2017, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed revising almost 30 Jones Act interpretive rulings going back to 1976. CBP’s


Third Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Primacy of Shipping Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2017

On January 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion upholding the District Court’s dismissal of various


Polar Code Goes Into Effect
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Canada, Global, USA
  • January 5 2017

On January 1, 2017, the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, known as the “Polar Code,” went into effect. The Polar Code is a long


SPR Oil Sale Requires Use of Jones Act Vessels
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2017

On January 9, 2017, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office of the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Notice of Sale for eight


USCG Proposes Updated Damage Thresholds for Marine Casualty Reporting
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2017

On January 23, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update the monetary property damage threshold amount for


Coast guard clarifies U.S.-build Jones Act requirement for work platforms
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

For a vessel to qualify to operate in the U.S. coastwise trade (Jones Act) it must be built in the United States which means that all major


National Mediation Board proposes changes to representation election rules
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2009

The National Mediation Board has proposed significant changes to representation election rules under the Railway Labor Act ("RLA"), which governs labor relations in the airline and railway industries


Supreme Court issues two unanimous decisions affecting labor & employment
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2009

In Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Bhd. of Locomotive Engineers, No. 08-604 (December 8, 2009), the Court unanimously held that a union’s failure to present evidence of efforts to reach a settlement through “conferencing” did not preclude the National Railroad Adjustment Board from exercising jurisdiction over the union’s claim


New rules proposed for Maritime Security Program
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Maritime Administration proposed new rules for the U.S. Maritime Security Program (MSP). MSP secures the services of 60


USCG Security Agreements Subject to Judicial Review
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

On December 15, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the U.S. Coast Guard's assertion of authority to