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Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2017

SCOTUS to Clarify Protections for Securities Fraud Whistleblowers

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review the Ninth Circuit's decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers and address the

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Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP | USA | 22 Feb 2017

When Is A Mixed Insurance Contract A Maritime Contract?

Whether a mixed insurance contract (i.e., an insurance contract with maritime and non-maritime elements) permits the exercise of admiralty

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Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP | USA | 21 Feb 2017

Responsible Party’s Efforts To Avoid Payment Of Clean Up Costs Denied

In U.S. v. American Commercial Lines, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana considered a 2008 oil spill in the Mississippi

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Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP | USA | 23 Apr 2014

Fifth Circuit allows seamen to recover punitive damages for vessel unseaworthiness

The Fifth Circuit has ruled that punitive damages are available to a seaman under general maritime law, although such a remedy is not allowed under

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Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP | USA | 23 Apr 2014

Hook to hook clause causes appeals court to reverse itself

In our FallWinter Issue 2013, we reported on a decision of the Fifth Circuit involving a stevedore that was hired by a shipper to receive and store

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