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Recent Amendments to the Shipping Act: A Course Correction, Not a Sea Change

USA - December 20 2018 Earlier this month, legislation amending certain Shipping Act prohibitions on anticompetitive conduct was enacted as part of the Coast Guard...

John L. Longstreth.


Congress Passes Coast Guard Authorization Bill with Historic Overhaul of Vessel Discharges Standards and Other Measures

USA - November 29 2018 On Tuesday evening, the House passed S. 140, the vehicle for reauthorization of the U.S. Coast Guard, unanimously by voice vote. The bill’s passage...

Darrell L. Conner, James A. Sartucci, Mark Ruge, Brody Garland, Elle M. Stuart.


Sea-zing the Day: Preparing for Maritime Issues in the 116th Congress

USA - November 8 2018 After a whirlwind midterm election night, the results are (mostly) in. The Republicans increased their majority in the Senate with wins in Indiana...

Darrell L. Conner, James A. Sartucci, Elle M. Stuart.


Appeals Court Resoundingly Affirms Scope and Breadth of Shipping Act Antitrust Exemption

USA - January 31 2017 In August 2015, a federal court held in an apparent case of first impression that the Shipping Act of 1984 (the “Shipping Act”), preempts state...

John L. Longstreth, Allen R. Bachman.


Appeals Court Resoundingly Affirms Scope and Breadth of Shipping Act Antitrust Exemption

USA - January 30 2017 In August 2015, a federal court held in an apparent case of first impression that the Shipping Act of 1984 (the “Shipping Act”), preempts state...

John L. Longstreth, Allen R. Bachman.