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 personal injury side,” Latti said. “It may be difficult to get jurisdiction over the owner of a vessel, particularly when there’s a charter agreement. It’s going to depend on the terms of the agreement — what type of control the owner retains, if any, or whether the owner knows that the ship is specifically going to Massachusetts.”
Read more on what Latti had to say and get the full details at: https://masslawyersweekly.com/welcome-ad/?retUrl=/2021/07/16/ship-owner-cant-be-sued-in-state-over-boston-harbor-crash/.