Our Maritime Attorneys’ Articles from 2000 to the Present

Here are our maritime trial lawyers’ articles from the year 2000 to the present. For more information or to tell us about your case, contact us today.

Longshore and Harbor Workers
The federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides compensation for lost wages, medical benefits, and rehabilitation services to approximately 500,000 workers…
Jones Act & Regulatory Basis of Liability
1. Remedies of Seaman for Injury or Death

  • Maintenance and cure under general maritime law
  • Cause of action for unseaworthiness under general maritime
  • Cause of action for negligence under Jones Act

2. Jones…
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Massachusetts Lawyer Navigates Maritime Law ….
Massachusetts lawyer navigates maritime law’s rocky shoals to aid injured sailors
By Nora Lockwood Tooher
Staff writer
Boston- Growing up, there were two things Carolyn M. Latti loved doing: sailing and working at her father…
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Lawyers for Burned Seawoman Find Pain and Suffering is Hard to Prove
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
By Barbara Rabinovitz
They are known as merchant seamen — the mates, engineers, captains and others who labor on the large commercial vessels that ply the world’s high seas.
Rarely is there a…
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Allocation of Settlements in Personal Injury Cases
Allocation of settlements in personal injury cases – a word to the wise
Published in the Massachusetts Bar Association, Section Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2004
You are about to settle a personal injury case, but there is a workers’…
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Seaman Falls Through Open Hatch: Lack of Safety Rails
Negligence: Paraplegia: Verdict
ATLA Law Reporter
September 2006
Falconer v. Penn Maritime, Inc., U.S. Dist. Ct., D.Me., No. 05-42-B-W, Nov. 22, 2005.
Falconer, 43, was employed as a seaman on a tugboat operated by Penn…
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Negligence: Unseaworthiness: Traumatic Amputation
Second Mate’s Leg Caught in Mooring Lines During Manual Release:
Negligence: Unseaworthiness: Traumatic Amputation: Settlement
ATLA Law Reporter
August 2006
Benson v. United States U.S. Dist. Ct., D.Me., No. 1:04-cv-00195, Nov…
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The Discoverability of Witness Statements
Published in the Massachusetts Bar Association, Section Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2005
Witness statements are customarily considered to be protected attorney work product. However, there is an important exception to this doctrine. Mass…
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Worker Scalped By 20-Ton Block On Scallop Boat
By Alyssa Cutler Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly June 27, 2005
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October 21, 2004
Plaintiff successfully sought vessel as security; was auctioned off for $1.7…
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Scalloper Sold at Auction
By Becky W. Evans The Standard-Times October 21, 2004
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June 27, 2005
FAIRHAVEN – Fishermen gathered around the rusty-sided Georgie J yesterday at the Fairhaven Shipyard & Marina…
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Men Perish on Boat; Rare Suffering Damages Awarded
Such Cases Usually Focus on Economic Support
By Tony Wright Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly April 5, 2004
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Victims’ Families Win Suit Against Cape Fear Owner
By Curt Brown and David Kibbe The Standard-Times March 11, 2004
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Boating Mishaps are Harder to Investigate
By Ray Carbone Foster’s Sunday Citizen June 8, 2003
Investigators who probe boating accidents – such as the one that killed John Hartman on Lake Winnipesaukee last summer, for which a Meredith man…
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Starbound Families Settle Civil Lawsuit with Owner
Reach Agreement for Undisclosed Amount
By Dexter Van Zile
National Fisherman
December 2002
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The Top Jury Verdicts of 2001- Injury Aboard Ship Leads to Admiralty
The Top Jury Verdicts of 2001, #6:
Injury Aboard Ship Leads to Admiralty Verdict
Case Turned on Critical Internal Company E-Mail
By Marissa Yaremich
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
January 14, 2002
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Court Nixes Cap On Cape Fear Damages
By David Kibbe
The Standard-Times
November 2, 2002
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Final Settlement Reached in Tanker’s Sinking Of Boat
By Jules Crittenden
Boston Herald
September 28, 2002
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New Cape Fear Lawsuits Target Marine Architects
By Jack Stewardson
The Standard-Times
January 10, 2002
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Judge: Cape Fear Wasn’t Seaworthy
Jury Will Decide Monetary Damages
By David Kibbe
The Standard-Times
January 3, 2002
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Lawyers of The Year 2001 – Carolyn M. Latti, Boston
By Marissa Yaremich
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
December 24, 2001
Carolyn M. Latti loves to use her lawyering skills to shake up the old school mentality that “life on…
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Legal Stage is Set for Portland Judge to Decide Fault in Starbound Sinking
The Tanker Virgo’s Owners File Documents Blaming
The Fishing Boat for a Collision That Killed Three of Its Crew
By John Richardson
Portland Press Herald…
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Boating Case Has Major Significance for Maritime Law
By Elizabeth Johnson
Massachusetts Bar Association, Lawyers Journal
October 2001
When a group of Massachusetts eight graders became involved in a serious boating accident on a…
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Tanker Firm Posts $13M for Lawsuits
By Jules Crittenden
Boston Herald
August 25, 2001
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Federal Suit Filed Against Suspect Tanker’s Owner, Operator
Starbound Widow’s US Case Follows Action in Canada
By Brian MacQuarrie
The Boston Globe
August 21, 2001
The widow of a Maine fisherman who died in…
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Fisherman’s Widow Files $6M Suit
By Boston Herald Staff
Boston Herald
August 21, 2001
The widow of a Maine fisherman killed when the Russian tanker Virgo allegedly struck his boat off Cape Ann sued the ship’s owner for $6…
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Family of Starbound Victim Files Second Lawsuit
Family of Starbound Victim Files Second Lawsuit, This One In U.S.
With the ship suspected in the sinking berthed in Canada,
the Sanfilippos argue the case belongs in a New England court.
By Bart Jansen
Portland Press Herald…
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Maine Fisherman’s Widow Files Suit Against Tanker
By Dave Wedge
Boston Herald
August 18, 2001
The widow of one of three New England fishermen drowned when a Russian vessel allegedly plowed into and sank their trawler lodged a…
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Hit-And-Run Ship Sought
The Coast Guard Searches for the Large Ship That Collided
With a Maine Fishing Boat, Sinking It and Apparently Killing Three Men.
By David Hench
Portland Press Herald
August 7, 2001
August…
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Seaman Gets $2.5M Jones Act Verdict
By Paul D. Boynton
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
May 28, 2001
An ship engineer who suffered debilitating leg injuries on board a vessel recently obtained a $2.5 million jury verdict under the…
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Mariner Awarded $2.8 Million in Suit
By John Doherty
The Standard-Times
May 19, 2001
WAREHAM – A Wareham mariner has won a $2.8 million award from an Exxon subsidiary after a federal jury ruled yesterday the company was…
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