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. These so generally depend on the laws of nations, and so commonly affect the rights of foreigners, that they fall within the considerations which are relative to the public peace.
(94) Although the Court held that a general maritime cause of action for
The executive also established the Direccion General de Reivindicacion Maritima, an agency charged with preparations for future legal actions in Bolivia's maritime cause.
"State law is inapplicable to a maritime cause if it contravenes the essential purpose expressed by an act of Congress, or works material prejudice to the characteristic features of the general maritime law, or interferes with the proper harmony and uniformity of that law in its international and interstate relations." (235)
at 30 ("[W]e today make explicit that there is a general maritime cause of action for the wrongful death of a seaman, adopting the reasoning of the unanimous and carefully crafted opinion in Moragne.").
Due to the recent development of the general maritime cause of action for wrongful death, it is considered separately.
Jensen (50) for the applicability of state law to a maritime cause of action, the fifth circuit refused to apply Louisiana law.
Although there was substantial debate over the extent of power and jurisdiction of federal judges, the grant of admiralty jurisdiction to the federal courts was added "without controversy." (6) Alexander Hamilton stated the following: [The most bigoted idolizers of State authority have not thus far shown a disposition to deny the national judiciary the cognizance of maritime causes.] These so generally depend on the laws of nations and so commonly affect the rights of foreigners that they fall within the considerations which are relative to the public peace.
Green groups like the San Diego Environmental Health Coalition are also taking on maritime causes, as they have been addressing problems related to the porting of Navy nuclear aircraft carriers.
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.
courts "competent" to adjudicate maritime causes of

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