admiralty law

Death on the High Seas Act

The Death on the High Seas Act, also known as DOHSA or 46 USC §§30301-3030, is a United States admiralty law that was enacted by Congress in 1920.  This Act extends …

Admiralty Law - Important Definitions

This week I wanted to explain some of the unique terms and definitions I will be using in my blog posts.  Below is a list of some of the unique terms commonly used …

Admiralty Extension Act

The Admiralty Extension Act (46 USCA 30101) was passed by Congress in 1948 and effectively extends maritime jurisdiction to situations where a tort begins on or in navigable waters but caused …

ABC’s of Admiralty Law

Being a South Florida native, born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, I spent the majority of my childhood on, or in, the water. I eventually learned to sail and later became a sailing instructor …