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Monthly Archives: October 2022


The Jones Act Is Not Controversial And Will Not Help Reduce Gas Prices

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The oil lobby is dumping a lot of ink into swaying public opinion against The Jones Act. They blame the protections afforded to maritime workers for the rising cost of gasoline. However, the cost of gasoline remained stable throughout decades of the legislation and now it’s spiking due to considerations outside of the aegis… Read More »


Merchant Marine Sues For Sexual Harassment/Assault Under Jones Act

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Two lawsuits have been filed against Maersk Line, Limited amid claims of sexual harassment and at least one allegation that a midshipman was raped while on the job. The plaintiff anonymously shared a story of being raped by a superior in 2019 during training. She was serving as an engine cadet aboard the vessel… Read More »


Amid Soaring Gas Prices, Biden Considers Waiving Jones Act

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The Jones Act is a very large piece of legislation that covers everything from shipping regulations to workers’ compensation for seamen. Among the regulations in The Jones Act, foreign-flagged vessels are prohibited from delivering oil and gas to U.S. ports. The move is an attempt to reduce gas prices for American drivers. But detractors… Read More »

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