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Monthly Archives: July 2021


Contributory Negligence Applied To Seaman Following Orders

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A seaman who was injured after following his captain’s orders filed a lawsuit against the company he worked for seeking damages for his injury. In this case, the plaintiff sustained an injury to his ankle after the captain ordered him and another seaman to change a worn-out stern line. According to the plaintiff, they… Read More »


What Is A Maritime Lawyer?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The law is complex, and among the most complex facets of the law lies jurisdiction. Which court has the standing to hear a case? As it turns out, this question is quite important because it establishes what rules the court will use to decide the case. For incidents that occur on the high seas,… Read More »


Remembering The SS Edmund Fitzgerald

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

One of the games lawyers play in law school is to dredge up fictional accounts or historical incidents and try them in a mock trial before an acting judge. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald is among the most famous shipwrecks in American history immortalized in lyrics and song by the great Gordon Lightfoot. So what… Read More »

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