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Widow Files COVID-19 Lawsuit Under The Jones Act

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The widow of a former sea captain who succumbed to the coronavirus settled a lawsuit against the ship’s operator under The Jones Act. It is among the first of its kind to reach a settlement. There is a decided lack of clarity when it comes to coronavirus litigation after several states passed legislation shielding… Read More »


Florida Filing Lawsuit Against CDC To Resume Cruises

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he will file a lawsuit against the CDC to allow the cruise industry to once again operate. The cruise industry has been sidelined ever since the advent of COVID in early March of 2020. The Governor is hoping to get cruise lines treated like airlines and does not… Read More »


Bill To Overrule CDC’s Cruise Restrictions Fails In Senate

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Florida and Alaska have joined forces to file a lawsuit against the CDC over cruise restrictions that remain in place even as the Covid vaccine is being rolled out. However, the measure was blocked by Washington Senator Patty Murray eight days after it was introduced. The CRUISE (Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements) Act… Read More »


Lawsuit Filed By Drillship Engineer After Hurricane Zeta Incident

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A former engineer for a Transocean drillship has filed a Maritime lawsuit against his company alleging that they put profits ahead of the safety of their workers. As Hurricane Zeta was bearing down on the ship, the workers failed to disconnect it from a deepwater well in time. The case was filed under The… Read More »


Lawsuits Filed Concerning Cruise Ship Crash In Puerto Rico

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

In 2019, the Norwegian cruise ship Epic crashed into a port in Puerto Rico causing serious damage. Now, everyone is suing everyone else. In this article, we’ll discuss the crash and how it happened. What Happened?  A Norwegian cruise liner crashed into the pier at San Juan causing a reported $9 million in damage…. Read More »


“Horror Unfolded” On Charleston Tour Boat

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A Charlotte man is suing the owner of a boat from which he went overboard, according to a recent lawsuit filed in North Carolina. The injured party is a man and his two-year-old daughter. According to the man, he was pushing his daughter in a stroller along the gangway when the boat inexplicably began… Read More »


Gov. Desantis Wants Cruising To Resume

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Governor Ron Desantis recently called on the federal government to lift cruising restrictions citing tourism shortfalls in the State of Florida. Essentially, Desantis is hoping that the CDC and the federal government will lift the no sail order that’s been in place since April restricting the number of passengers on cruise ships. Desantis said… Read More »


Owner Of Scuba Diving Boat That Killed 34 People Liquidates Company

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The owner of a scuba diving boat that sank off the California coast after bursting into flames has sold his two remaining boats, likely to satisfy the many wrongful death lawsuits that have been filed against his company. The boats were sold to another scuba diving company. Glen Fritzler, the owner of the boat… Read More »


Woman Injured Aboard Jet Boat

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A federal judge recently ruled that a woman’s injury claim aboard a jetboat is indeed a maritime case after determining that the boat was sailing through navigable waters. Without boring you with the terminology, maritime law applies to navigable waters, not, for instance, waters that cannot be navigated. In this case, the woman raised… Read More »


Trip and Fall Lawsuit Aboard Cruise Ship Reinstated by Appeals Court

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A trip and fall lawsuit aboard a Carnival Cruise ship was reinstated by an appeals court after the district court tossed the case. A passenger was injured as she was exiting the aerobics room. She sustained injuries to her knee and filed a lawsuit against Carnival for trip and fall. In this article, we’ll… Read More »

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