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November 6
2012

Eleventh Circuit: Seamen’s Arbitration Agreements are Enforceable

The Eleventh Circuit holds yet again that seamen’s arbitration agreements are enforceable in Kenneth Fernandes v. Carnival Corp., 09-15675 (11th Cir. Jul. 12, 2012). Following up on its own recent precedents, Lindo v. NCL (Bahamas) Ltd., 652 F.3d 1257 (11th Cir. 2011) … Read full post…

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November 2
2012

Asbestos: Is a Navy Ship a “Product” for Strict Product Liability Purposes and is there a “Sophisticated Purchaser” Defense?

The federal court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has continued the recent trend of reexamining whether admiralty law applies in waterfront asbestos cases. In Mack v. General Electric Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143380 (Oct. 3, 2012), the court … Read full post…

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Posted in Asbestos / Maritime / Products Liablity
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