law of admiralty


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law of admiralty

n. statutes, customs and treaties dealing with actions on navigable waters. It is synonymous with maritime law. (See: maritime law, Jones Act)

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Black, The Law of Admiralty I (1957) [hereinafter cited as Gilmore and Black]: "The law of admiralty, or maritime law, may tentatively be defined as a corpus of rules, concepts, and legal practices governing certain centrally important concerns of the business of carrying goods and passengers by water.
155) The effects of this abrogation of a long-standing law of admiralty are discussed below.
First, Amtrak found that Yamaha was inapplicable in the personal injury context because the law of admiralty had for years provided a remedy for personal injuries.
10) However, upon rehearing Guevara, the court noted that significant developments in the law of admiralty since the Holmes decision required a rethinking of its position.
This seventeen page opinion divided into five sections could very well serve as a well-done treatise on some of the troublesome areas of that most troublesome area of the law-the law of admiralty.