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Author: Keith S. Brais

Cruise Lines Attempt to Limit Crew Member’s Rights by Inserting Foreign Choice of Law Provisions Into Employment Contracts

August 13, 2010 Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

Cruise lines such as Carnival, NCL, Princess and others have begun inserting foreign choice of law provisions into their seaman crew member employment contracts. This means if a crew member is hurt and wants to bring a claim against the cruise line, foreign law, not U.S. law, is to be […]

Court Requires Carnival Cruise Lines to Produce Contract in Order to Force an Injured Seaman Crew Member Employee to Arbitrate His Claim

August 9, 2010 Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

Carnival Cruise Lines recently started inserting arbitration provisions into their seaman crew member employee contracts. These arbitration provisions require injured crew members to arbitrate their claims against the cruise line as opposed to having a judge or jury decide their cases. Though Carnival Cruise Lines often times require their seaman […]

Marine Insurance Companies’ Practice of Wrongfully Denying Claims Based Upon Non-Applicable Policy Exclusions and Your Rights

August 7, 2010 Wrongful Denial of Marine Insurance Claim

We often times represent clients whose marine insurance companies wrongfully deny claims based upon exclusions even though the loss was really caused by a covered risk. This is a common tactic of marine insurance companies as they often play the odds that you will simply go away and not fight. […]