Maritime cause

MARITIME CAUSE. Maritime causes are those arising from maritime contracts, whether made at sea or on land, that is, such as relate to the commerce, business or navigation of the sea; as, charter parties, affreightments, marine loans, hypothecations, contracts for maritime service in building, repairing, supplying and navigating ships, contracts and quasi contracts respecting averages, contributions and jettisons; contracts relating to marine insurance, and those between owners of ships. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2621.
     2. There are maritime causes also for torts and injuries committed at sea.
     3. In general, the courts of admiralty have a concurrent jurisdiction with courts of law, of all maritime causes: and in some cases they have exclusive jurisdiction.

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The most bigoted idolizers of State authority have not thus far shown a disposition to deny the national judiciary the cognizances of maritime causes.
94) Although the Court held that a general maritime cause of action for
overlap with a general maritime cause of action with a preexisting
claims mirror the same general maritime cause of action that allowed
punitive damages recovery in other maritime causes of action.
and general maritime causes of action arising out of an oil spill.
for OPA claims and general maritime causes of action.
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The most bigoted idolizers of State authority have not thus far shown a disposition to deny the national judiciary the cognizance of maritime causes.
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American Dredging, by rigidly applying the Jensen test, incorrectly held that Louisiana state courts could apply Louisiana's forum non conveniens rule in state maritime causes of action.

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