U.S. District Court Reinstates Asbestos Claims Against Shipowners

Decades ago, hundreds of thousands of maritime workers filed lawsuits against shipowners and companies alleging that they had exposed them to asbestos.  A large portion of those asbestos claims have remained stagnant since 1989, but now a District Court has reinstated claims filed by the estates of two sailors. The U.S. District Court of Appeals […]

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Cruise Passengers Injured in ‘Sudden Extreme Gust of Wind’

Maritime Injury Guide has discussed weather-related dangers for maritime workers, including hypothermia and changing weather conditions.  Now, with several cruise passengers injured after a sudden gust of wind caused the ship to list, we want to discuss how weather conditions could impact passengers and crew onboard cruise ships. Planning to take a cruise this summer?  […]

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