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Is It the End for Duck Boat Tours?

By: Akia Espinoza, Senior Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

A $100 million wrongful death suit has recently been filed because of the deaths of seventeen passengers on a duck boat tour. On July 19, a severe thunderstorm rolled through Branson, Missouri, causing passengers in a duck boat tour […]

September 17th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Maritime/Admiralty Law, Torts|0 Comments

Should Injured Fishermen Be Entitled to Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims?

By: Daniel Grammes, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

After a recent decision in the Ninth Circuit joins a circuit court split, the U.S. Supreme Court may accept an appeal and resolve the issue of whether seamen are entitled to punitive damages for unseaworthiness claims. Last month the Ninth Circuit of the United […]

Sharks Are Friends, Not Soup

By: Brian Saenz, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Every summer a craze hits our social media platforms that brings out the hashtags, t-shirts, and a flood of tweets. Like most things nowadays, a day or week is dedicated to the topic and after that no one cares until it rolls back around […]

March 27th, 2017|Animal Rights, Blog, Maritime/Admiralty Law|0 Comments

Boating Without A License: Dangerous Waters

By: Natasha Rivera, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

September’s boating accident involving the Miami Marlins’ star pitcher, Jose Fernandez, and two of his friends, is nothing short of a tragedy. Fernandez and his friends were out late Saturday, September 25th, 2016, when their crashed against rocks off of Miami Beach. The U.S. Coast […]

November 2nd, 2016|Blog, Maritime/Admiralty Law|0 Comments