Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly Features Experienced Maritime Attorney Carolyn M. Latti

A recent ruling from a U.S. District Court determined that Massachusetts courts do not have personal jurisdiction over the Panama owner and Singapore operator of a container ship that damaged a MassPort terminal.  Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly featured experienced maritime attorney Carolyn M. Latti’s take on the matter. “We see it in our cases on the…

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Women’s Work: At Sea, On Shore, At Home, In the Community

It is with great excitement we announce that the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is launching a new project this month, WOMEN’S WORK: AT SEA, ON SHORE, AT HOME, IN COMMUNITY. The program focuses on the many roles women play in the commercial fishing industry. Women’s Work will use the arts of photography, film, music, poetry,…

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Big Boats, Little Boats

Join Latti & Anderson LLP at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center’s Big Boats, Little Boats event on Saturday, September 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Attorneys from Latti & Anderson LLP will be handing out free coffee mugs, scallop knives and treats for scallopers, and will be available for any maritime law questions…

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Happy National Maritime Day From the Team at Latti & Anderson LLP

May 22nd marks a very important day for the United States maritime industry. This day is meant to recognize one of the most vital industries. Each year, the maritime industry provides security, transports goods, creates recreational activities and, of course, brings jobs to our country. National Maritime Day is a day to take pause and…

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Visit With Our Maritime Attorneys at the Working Waterfront Festival!

The nationwide maritime attorneys at Latti & Anderson are proud to sponsor the Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford at the Steamship Pier, which will take place this weekend! Look for our sponsor booth, where we will be involved in a scallop-shucking contest and net mending. Our maritime attorneys will be mingling with those in…

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Latti & Anderson Secures $8 Million Burn Injury Settlement

The attorneys at Latti & Anderson LLP are proud to announce that they have successfully obtained an $8 million settlement for a severely burned marine engineer’s family. The case involved an engineer working on a tugboat that was purchased by a defendant, which had undergone a major overhaul including complete rebuild of the vessel’s main…

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Join Us This Weekend at the Working Waterfront Festival!

Our firm is excited to be taking part in the 10th Annual Working Waterfront Festival, which will run from Saturday, September 27 (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) through Sunday, September 28 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) on the Port of New Bedford’s Steamship Pier. (Admission to the festival is free, and free parking for the…

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Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11

On this day, the attorneys and staff at Latti & Anderson LLP take time to remember the passengers, workers, firefighters, officers, emergency responders and all others who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The individuals who died during these attacks are not only victims; they were somebody’s loved one. This tragedy took the lives…

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Maritime Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Those Injured at Sea or On Land

Latti & Anderson LLP is a family-owned firm that helps those injured at sea and on land, and has been doing so for more than five decades. Our maritime attorneys represent injured clients from not just New England but all over the country. Partner Carolyn Latti took over the firm her father, Michael Latti, started…

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Join Us At The Commercial Marine Expo Today

We are at the Commercial Marine Expo today, and it is amazing! There are so many wonderful people, exhibits and demonstrations going on—if you are in the area, why not come on down to the State Pier in New Bedford? We will be here until 4 p.m., and all day tomorrow! As we mentioned last…

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Our Firm Secures a $775,000 Settlement for Scallop Boat Crewman

After a crewmember was injured on the F/V NASHIRA, a scallop boat, our nationwide maritime trial lawyers were able to secure a $775,000 settlement for him. The crewman was hurt during the evening while working on the deck of the ship. The incident that caused the man’s injuries began with a pile of scallops being…

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Latti Wins Jury Award of $791,000 in Cruise Ship Injury Case

On January 16, 2014, Latti & Anderson LLP was able to secure a jury award of $791,474.70 with 50 percent contributory negligence for a verdict of $395,732.39 for a client injured on a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship. According to the lawsuit, which was recently tried in Miami Federal Court, on the last night of our…

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Our Maritime Attorneys Represent Injured Victims Nationwide

The maritime attorneys at Latti & Anderson LLP represent injured clients throughout the country for injuries sustained all over the world. When you are injured in a maritime accident, you do not have to seek help from an attorney in your home state, or from the state you are injured in. Maritime law is federal…

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Our Female Maritime Attorney Carolyn Latti Represents Those Injured at Sea

Attorney and firm partner Carolyn Latti is one of the few female maritime attorneys on the East Coast and specializes in representing fishermen, lobstermen, merchant seamen, longshore and harbor workers. Carolyn also provides representation for those injured in cruise ship accidents, ferry accidents and recreational boating collisions. She focuses on admiralty law and has twice…

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Latti & Anderson Helps the Working Waterfront Festival Celebrate 10 Years

Latti & Anderson LLP will be sponsoring two contests at the Massachusetts Working Waterfront Festival this year as the festival celebrates its ten-year anniversary September 28 and 29. Our maritime law firm will be sponsoring the net mending contest on September 28 and the scallop shucking contest September 29. Both contests start at noon and…

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Latti & Anderson LLP Sponsoring Two Contests at the Working Waterfront Festival This Weekend

The 2012 Working Waterfront Festival is being held Sept. 29-30 at the Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 3 – Steamship Pier in New Bedford, Mass., which is America’s largest commercial fishing port. Festival-goers will have an opportunity to learn about the men and women who fish the North Atlantic. Activities will include contests, Coast Guard demonstrations, cooking demonstrations,…

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Carolyn M. Latti to Chair Admiralty Law Section of the AAJ

Carolyn M. Latti to Chair Admiralty Law Section of the AAJ Latti & Anderson LLP is proud to announce that partner Carolyn M. Latti is now chair of the Admiralty Law Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Her appointment was made official at the AAJ 2012 Annual Convention, which was held in Chicago…

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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. 2005. Benson, 52, was a second mate onboard a roll-on/roll-off cargo ship owned by the United States. He began to release the mooring lines…

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Carolyn Latti 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’s law firm. From the time she was a young girl until she was 18, Latti spent several weeks each summer…

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Pain and Suffering 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 female among them, but in the summer of 2005 there was a “woman merchant seaman,” as a Boston plaintiffs’…

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Scalloper Sold at Auction

By Becky W. Evans The Standard-Times October 21, 2004 Related Articles: June 27, 2005 FAIRHAVEN – Fishermen gathered around the rusty-sided Georgie J yesterday at the Fairhaven Shipyard & Marina to cast bids during an auction for the 38-year-old scalloping boat. Bidding, which began at $1 million, escalated quickly as four men fought for ownership…

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Men Perish on Boat Rare Suffering Damages

Men Perish on Boat; Rare Suffering Damages Awarded Such Cases Usually Focus on Economic Support By Tony Wright Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly April 5, 2004 Related Articles: March 11, 2004 November 2, 2002 January 10, 2002 January 3, 2002 August 4, 1999 (Families) August 4, 1999 (Raised) July 28, 1999 May 7, 1999 May 6, 1999…

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Victims’ Families Win Suit Against Cape Fear Owner

Victims’ families win suit against Cape Fear owner By Curt Brown and David Kibbe The Standard-Times March 11, 2004 Related Articles: November 2, 2002 January 10, 2002 January 3, 2002 August 4, 1999 (Families) August 4, 1999 (Raised) July 28, 1999 May 7, 1999 May 6, 1999 BOSTON – A U.S. District Court jury yesterday…

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Boating Mishaps 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 is now being tried in Belknap Superior Court – face some special challenges. They can include everything from a paucity of physical…

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Starbound Families Settle Civil Suit

Starbound Families Settle Civil Lawsuit With Owner Reach Agreement For Undisclosed Amount By Dexter Van Zile National Fisherman December 2002 Related Articles: September 28, 2002 October 12, 2001 August 25, 2001 August 21, 2001 (The Boston Globe) August 21, 2001 (Boston Herald) August 21, 2001 (Portland Press Herald) August 18, 2001 August 7, 2001 Fishermen…

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Top Jury Verdicts of 2001 Injury Aboard Ship

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 Related Articles: May 28, 2001 May 19, 2001 Life at sea is considered one of the most physically grueling and dangerous occupations on earth. The…

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Court Nixes Cap on Cape Fear Damages

By David Kibbe The Standard-Times Related Articles: April 5, 2004 March 11, 2004 January 10, 2002 January 3, 2002 August 4, 1999 (Families) August 4, 1999 (Raised) July 28, 1999 May 7, 1999 May 6, 1999 BOSTON – A federal appeals court yesterday upheld the U.S. District Court ruling that the Cape Fear was overloaded…

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Final Settlement Reached in Tanker’s Sinking of Boat

Final Settlement Reached In Tanker’s Sinking Of Boat By Jules Crittenden Boston Herald Related Articles: December 2002 October 12, 2001 August 25, 2001 August 21, 2001 (The Boston Globe) August 21, 2001 (Boston Herald) August 21, 2001 (Portland Press Herald) August 18, 2001 August 7, 2001 The final part of a complex $7.5 million settlement…

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New Cape Fear Lawsuits Target Marine Architects

By Jack Stewardson The Standard-Times Related Articles: April 5, 2004 March 11, 2004 November 2, 2002 January 3, 2002 August 4, 1999 (Families) August 4, 1999 (Raised) July 28, 1999 May 7, 1999 May 6, 1999 The families of two fishermen lost in the sinking of the Cape Fear three years ago are seeking to…

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Judge Says Cape Fear Wasn’t Seaworthy

Judge: Cape Fear Wasn’t Seaworthy Jury Will Decide Monetary Damages By David Kibbe The Standard-Times Related Articles: April 5, 2004 March 11, 2004 November 2, 2002 January 10, 2002 August 4, 1999 (Families) August 4, 1999 (Raised) July 28, 1999 May 7, 1999 May 6, 1999 BOSTON – A federal judge ruled yesterday that, because…

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Carolyn M. Latti Lawyer of the Year 2001

Carolyn M. Latti Lawyer of the Year 2001 Lawyers Of The Year 2001 – Carolyn M. Latti By Marissa Yaremich Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Carolyn M. Latti loves to use her lawyering skills to shake up the old school mentality that “life on the water” is a men’s-only club. As the only female attorney in Massachusetts…

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Legal Stage Set for Portland Judge to Decide Fault in Starbound

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 Related Articles: December 2002 September 28, 2002 August 25, 2001 August 21, 2001 (The Boston Globe) August…

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Maritime Attorney Wins Million Dollar Verdicts

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. Twenty years ago, that same lawyer was just as aggressive.  A company that insured 100 New Bedford fishing boats…

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