Category Archives: Limitation of Liability

Second Circuit addresses division of liability in vessel collision

In Otal Investements, Ltd. v. M/V TRICOLOR, et al, the Second Circuit faced a collision in the English Channel.  On a foggy night in the English Channel nine years ago, the M/V KARIBA approached the M/V CLARY and altered course to avoid her.  Alas, the M/V KARIBA struck the M/V TRICOLOR, which subsequently sank.  The district … Read More »

In Re Eckstein Marine Service – Fifth Circuit clarifies six months means six months for filing a limitation action

In In re. Eckstein Marine Service, the claimant, Lorne Jackson, was injured when he was entangled in a line and pulled into a mooring bit, seriously injuring his leg, on February 28, 2009.  He filed suit on April 28, 2009 in Texas state court, which Eckstein (now known as Marquette) answered on June 10. Evidently catching … Read More »