Our Maritime Attorneys’ Article Archive

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

Salvaged: Families Fear Owner Will Put It Back to Sea
By Staff
The Standard-Times
NEW BEDFORD – Now that the Cape Fear has been raised from the ocean floor, the families of two crewmen who died when the ocean quahogger went down in January fear the vessel will be sent back…
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Signs of Wreck Stir Pain and Anguish
By Jack Sullivan
Boston Globe
October 10, 1998
Nearly one year after the fishing boat Atlantis and its five crew members were swallowed by the sea without a trace, a Boston-based marine lawyer…
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Seaman’s ‘Minor’ Injury Results in Big-Time Award
Compensation Made for ‘Anguish’ of Lost Career
By Eric T. Berkman
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
February 16, 1998
Loss of limb. Permanent paralysis. Brain damage. Death. Those are the images generally conjured up by news of a…
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Jury Awards Maine Tanker Captain Two Million
By Patricia Nealon
The Boston Globe
February 22, 1997
A former oil tanker captain from Maine has won a $2 million verdict against the owner of a tanker for a shoulder injury that will…
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Boat Line Worker Wins Lawsuit
Jury Awards Steamship Authority Employee More Than $700,000 for Injuries
By Julia St. George
Cape Cod Times
November 8, 1996
BOSTON – A Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship…
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Pilot Enters Apology as Part of Settlement
John G. ‘Sean’ Rafter Admits He Should Have Landed His AirMed Helicopter Before It Ran Out Of Fuel And Crashed in Casco Bay, Killing Three.
By Jason Wolfe
Portland Press Herald
January 30, 1996
The pilot of a…
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Helicopter Crash Lawsuit Settled
By Staff
The Boston Globe
January 30, 1996
PORTLAND, Maine – The family of a burn victim who was killed in the crash of an air ambulance in Casco Bay more than two years ago reached a settlement…
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Discovery of Fishing Boat Atlantis Wreckage Draws a Mixed Response
By Natalie White
The Standard-Times
NEW BEDFORD – The day before the Atlantis was due in port, Fatima Barros was plagued by apprehension and a sick feeling in her stomach. She had a nightmare and worried it was a negative omen about her…
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Suit Seeks 4.5 Million from Owners of Missing New Bedford Boat
By Jack Sullivan
Boston Globe
A $4.5 million lawsuit, the first of several expected legal actions, was filed in federal court yesterday against the owners of the missing New Bedford fishing vessel Atlantis. The complaint charges the owners…
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City Man Awarded 1.5 Million in Suit
By Melissa Bane
Gloucester Daily Times
October 13, 1992
A Gloucester man was awarded nearly $1.5 million last week in a personal injury case stemming from a 1989 accident on the job in…
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Fisherman Wins Lawsuit for $3 Million
By Stephen Betts
The Courier Gazette
October 5, 1991
OWLS HEAD – A fisherman who was left partially paralyzed in an accident aboard a fishing vessel two years ago will receive the largest maritime settlement in Maine history, his…
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Owls Head Seaman Awarded 3.1 Million for Fishing Injuries
By Jeanne Curran
Bangor Daily News
A seaman from Owls Head who was seriously injured almost two years ago while fishing in the Grand Banks off Newfoundland has been awarded $3.1 million in damages from the owner of the fishing vessel on…
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Gun Maker Ordered to Pay 1.9 Million Dollars
By Donna Halvorsen
Portland Press Herald
U.S. District Court jury awarded nearly $1.9 million Tuesday to a Sanford man who was struck in the neck five years ago when a hunting companion’s Smith and Wesson revolver went off accidentally….
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$1.25 Million Awarded in Weather Suit
By Joanne Ball
The Boston Globe
August 13, 1985
US District Court judge yesterday ordered the federal government to pay $1.25 million to the families of three lobstermen who died during a…
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Fisherman Hurt by Winch is Awarded $1.7 Million
By Nancy Drucker
The Standard-Times
August 9, 1985
A federal judge in Boston awarded nearly $1.7 million Thursday to a Somerville fisherman and his family for injuries caused at sea by a 47-year-old winch made by the Hathaway…
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Maritime Attorney Wins Million Dollar Verdicts for Seafaring Clients
By Nancy Drucker
The Standard-Times
1985
NEW BEDFORD – He is a tough, aggressive lawyer who recently won a $1.7 million award from Hathaway Machinery. The result: The 75-year-old New Bedford company has filed for bankruptcy…
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US Weather Agency Held Liable in Storm Deaths
By The Associated Press
The New York Times
December 22, 1984
BOSTON, Dec. 21 – A Federal district judge ruled today that the National Weather Service’s parent agency was liable…
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Captain’s Forgery After Sea Tragedy Ends in Payment
By Tim Sullivan
Gloucester Daily Times
November 29, 1977
A tiny, easily-overlooked alteration in a ship’s log has led to a court award of $2.75 million, the largest sum ever…
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Tanker Firm Sued for 60 Million
By William F. Doherty
The Boston Globe
December 21, 1976
A class action suit was filed by a group of Cape Cod fishermen in US District Court in Boston Saturday seeking $60 million in damages for alleged permanent damage to fishing…
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