Admiralty and Maritime Law Basics

This program was recorded on September 14th, 2016

This presentation is intended to provide basic information to practitioners about the handling of admiralty and maritime tort and contract claims.  This topic will include a discussion of the various federal and state court jurisdictional issues concerning maritime claims, the categories of personal injury claims, unique admiralty statutory schemes, and liabilities of a vessel, including recreational and fishing vessels and unique doctrines of marine insurance.



  • Katie Matison
    Katie Matison is Chair of the London Practice Group. She concentrates her practice upon all aspects of marine complex litigation and transactions, and non-marine complex litigation, including: insurance coverage, reinsurance, pollution, environmental coverage disputes, regulatory shipping, cargo losses, collisions, personal injury, limitation of liability, marine insurance coverage, reinsurance, enforcement of maritime liens, Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act, maritime contractual disputes, vessel arrests and preferred vessel mortgages. She has been the Editor and principal author of the Firm’s international publication Admiralty News, now London Market News, since 1993.

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    1. Federal and state jurisdiction of admiralty claims and the Saving to Suitors Clause in 28 U.S.C. § 1333 (1) and The Admiralty Extension Act
    2. What tort and contract claims are maritime claims
    3. Remedies for Jones Act seamen, longshoremen and harbor workers and passengers
    4. The Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability Act
    5. Salvage and Wreck Removal for sinking, stranding and fire
    6. Marine pollution liability
    7. General principles of marine insurance
    8. Liabilities of the vessel; vessel arrest and maritime liens

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