Due to the rigors of the sea, long periods of time away from home and the whim of tyrannical captains, seafarers have historically been treated as ‘wards’ of the court and with the “tenderness of a guardian.” Boulton v. Moore, 14 F.922, 926 (N.D. Ill. 1883). However,...
Texting Liability Hits the High Seas, And So Far, It's A Rough Voyage
As the waterways embrace new businesses, litigation is sure to follow. Now you can catch a water taxi or commuter ferry and get just about anywhere around the City. But, recent marine casualties dem...
The captain wired in he had water comin’ in And
the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when his lights went outta sight
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
- “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”
Song by Gordon Lightfoot