December 09, 2020 Feature

IX. Maritime

Charles Patrizia

A. Introduction

Over the past year, U.S. courts have addressed a number of issues with maritime significance, including the scope and effect of “safe-berth” clauses in charter-party agreements; whether state laws governing employees’ wages and hours should be incorporated into and applied under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; and whether a marine services company can be liable for failing to protect a vessel from damages caused by a hurricane

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