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Author: Keith S. Brais

Injured Yacht Captain Stymies Employers’ Attempt to Have His Lawsuit Decided Without a Jury

May 13, 2017 Florida Boat Accident Law

An interesting decision was issued from the Federal Middle District of Florida involving a yacht captain’s personal injury lawsuit.  In this case, the captain filed a lawsuit in Florida state court asserting claims against his employers for Jones Act negligence, failure to provide him with a seaworthy vessel and failure […]

New Legislation Hopes To Strengthen Cruise Passenger Safety Laws Including Man Overboard Technology Integration

May 12, 2017 Cruise Ship Passenger Injury Law

In July 2010, Congress passed the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (“CVSSA”); legislation designed to improve the security and safety of passengers aboard cruise ships.  Under the CVSSA, vessels are required “to integrate technology that can be used for capturing images of passengers who have fallen overboard, to the […]