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maritime law

n. Also called "admiralty law" or "the law of admiralty," the laws and regulations, including international agreements and treaties, which exclusively govern activities at sea or in any navigable waters. In the United States federal courts have jurisdiction over maritime law.

MARITIME LAW. That system of law which relates to the affairs of the sea, such as seamen, ships, shipping, navigation, and the like.

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In part, the increasing use of steamboats to transport people and goods in the early to mid-nineteenth century also supported the need to modify English admiralty law in the United States.
99) Both of these cases involve the subject of punitive damages in admiralty law, and both are divided by a common dissent, once again premised on Miles.
In setting aside the need to base its rulemaking on a recognizable source of law, the Court has made the "mess" (95) of admiralty law still more difficult to navigate.
The Admiralty Law Section officers are Chair-Elect David Alan Abramson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Vice Chair and Newsletter Editor David Buzard of Norfolk, Virginia; Secretary James Jacobsen of Seattle; and Immediate Past Chair John deGravelles of Baton Rouge.
Until this later phase Canadian admiralty law was based on the British Act of 1890, under which Act such superior courts as might be selected by the Parliament of Canada could become admiralty courts with jurisdiction equivalent to the powers then exercised by the Admiralty Division of the High Court in England.
The ASA's policy of granting control over certain shipwrecks to states and not admiralty courts represents a dramatic break with traditional admiralty law.
This case affirmed that the federal regulations protecting these resources superseded the rights the defendants had claimed under Admiralty Laws of Finds and Salvage.
Morris, who died of a heart attack at age 65 in 1993 while playing tennis on Christmas Eve, practiced admiralty law in Chicago in the 1960s, and was always interested in the ocean cargo business.
The Court's decision to rule against the city sets a precedent for federal admiralty law to pre-empt state tort law in the case of accidents that have only some tangential relationship to water.
Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice is an invaluable reference source for anyone concerned with admiralty law.