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Archive for January 7th, 2021


Meet a Treatise: The Law of Seamen on Westlaw

Cleveland is on an international border in our Great Lake Erie. Shipping to and from the Port of Cleveland has been an important part of the history of the city and still contributes to the local economy.

The Law of Seamen, available on Westlaw and now in its fifth edition, is an important treatise dealing with sailors as part of Maritime and Admiralty law. Specifically, this tome covers the law governing the rights and obligations of merchant seamen, including relevant statutes, rules, and case law.

Topics include: jurisdiction, duties of American and foreign counsels, relevant Administrative law, shipping articles log books, desertion and other offenses, crew salvage, liens, the wreck statute, master and crew duties, seaworthiness, wages, and many more.