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Maritime Bankruptcies in the US during the Coronavirus Pandemic: An Introduction for Creditors

USA - May 11 2020 The combined effects of the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices have resulted in a surge of US bankruptcy petitions. Although the nation’s…

Robert E. O’Connor, Edward L. Schnitzer

$73M Judgment in Maritime Case Upheld by SCOTUS

USA - March 30 2020 The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision yesterday, March 30, 2020, on a major issue of importance to ship owners and Charterers -…

John J. Levy, Eugene J. O’Connor

Litigating Abroad and Need Evidence in the United States? Second and Sixth Circuits Lend a Hand

USA - October 9 2019 Two very recent federal appellate decisions have substantially expanded the ability of foreign litigants to obtain evidence in the United States…

ISM: A Potent Tool for Defense of Ship Owners

USA - June 25 2018 The International Safety Management Code seeks “… to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damages to the…

ISM and the Sinking of the SS El Faro

USA - June 25 2018 The National Transportation Safety Board has published its report of its investigation into the sinking of the SS El Faro in October 2015 during…