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Shipping & Transport

15 May 2019
Andrew J Heck New Jersey Supreme Court signals potential sea change in scope of damages in auto accident cases

USA - Wilson Elser

New Jersey's 'no-fault' automobile insurance scheme has been the subject of repeated reforms over the past 40 years. It aims to strike an appropriate balance between providing accident victims with prompt compensation for accident-related losses and reducing insurance costs for the motoring public at large. In a recent decision with potentially far-reaching implications, the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected the validity of an entire category of damages in motor vehicle accident suits.

Authors: Andrew J Heck, Christopher W McClanahan
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Recent updates

Foreign ships repairing undersea cables now exempt from cabotage policy

Malaysia - Shearn Delamore & Co

Author: Rajasingam Gothandapani
Ricardo Rozas New law increases criminal liability for damage to hydro-biological resources

Chile - JJR Abogados

Author: Ricardo Rozas
Rodrigo Baptista Dalhe Courts confirm claim for unpaid bunker constitutes lien and permits vessel arrest

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Authors: Rodrigo Baptista Dalhe, Lucas Marques
B Otis Felder Duck boat owners avoid seeking limitation, ducking potential exposure to punitive damages

USA - Wilson Elser

Author: B Otis Felder
Costas Stamatiou New form introduced for safety management and port facility security requirements

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Author: Costas Stamatiou
Francisco Venetucci Bunker supply and VAT

Argentina - Venetucci & Asociados

Author: Francisco Venetucci
Enare Erim NIMASA introduces new compliance strategy for cabotage

Nigeria - Akabogu & Associates

Author: Enare Erim
Carsten Vyvers Light goods + heavy pallets x 8.33 special drawing rights?

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Author: Carsten Vyvers

Upcoming event

IBA - Maritime and Transport Law Conference: Opportunities and Risks in Shipping in 2019

21-22 May 2019 – Oslo, Norway

This leading conference will once again bring together practitioners from around the globe to discuss the latest developments in Maritime law including discussions on Maritime claims against governments, marine insurance, IMO sulphur emissions limits and many more topics.

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