Admiralty and maritime law thomas j schoenbaum pdf
ISBN 13: 9780314911575
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It is both domestic law governing maritime activities and private international law governing the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the open oceans. Constitution and the Judiciary Act of gave the federal district courts jurisdiction over admiralty issues. While the U. Constitution extended federal jurisdiction over admiralty and maritime cases, there is still a saving clause that permits state courts to hear some maritime cases. Modern American admiralty law is derived from custom, judicial decisions, legislative enactments, and international treaties. Many of the issues relevant to admiralty today are civil litigation involving environmental litigation, personal injury litigation, insurance coverage, and subrogation issues.
This is a handy, streamlined one-volume abridgement of the fifth edition of Schoenbaum's comprehensive practitioners' treatise on admiralty and maritime law. It covers the essential topics of jurisdiction, admiralty rules and practice, maritime torts, seamen's remedies, maritime workers' compensation, carriage of goods by sea in international trade, charter parties, towage, pilotage, salvage, collision, and limitation of liablility. Ideal for students and those wanting an introduction to this important field of law, this hornbook places emphasis on the international aspects of maritime law. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description West Academic,