Florida Maritime Law and Practice


By The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education

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The Seventh Edition of Florida Maritime Law and Practice features the contributions of a of a group of authors and experts, and well as a dedicated steering committee. It is the ideal guide for Florida practitioners, with a focus on Florida-specific statutes, case law, and rules. The comprehensive source also cites to applicable secondary sources, as well as federal statutes and case law, and international law.

The Seventh Edition includes:

  • The American seaman and the ability of a seaman to recover under the Jones Act when the seaman is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.
  • Medical negligence and the Eleventh Circuit's adoption of the standard of care of "ordinary reasonable care under the circumstances."
  • Occupational diseases and the remedies available to seamen under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law.
  • Emotional injuries (including overwork and Coronavirus) and the ability of a seaman to recover under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law for mental or emotional injuries.
  • An American seaman's inability to recover punitive damages as part of an unseaworthiness claim under General Maritime Law.
  • The enforcement of arbitration agreements by nonsignatories following the United States Supreme Court's decision in GE Power Conversion France SAS, Corp. v. Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, 140 S.Ct. 1637, 207 L.Ed.2d 1 (2020).
  • Updated discussion of the elements of a cause of action under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and application of the borrowed servant doctrine.
  • Maritime negligence and a cruise ship's duty to protect passengers from dangerous conditions that the ship has notice of.
  • Possible extension of the "reasonably competent stevedore" to the "experienced stevedore" by the Eleventh Circuit in Troutman v. Seaboard Atlantic Ltd., 958 F.3d 1143, 1147 (11th Cir. 2020), under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
  • Demurrage and detention as it relates to the carriage of goods.
  • Updated discussion of marine insurance and attorney fees.
  • Priority of maritime liens and the doctrine of equitable subordination.
  • Discussion and application of the recent amendments to Florida Boating Law under Ch. 2021-184, Laws of Fla. (2021).
  • Recent legislative changes regarding marinas in deepwater seaports and marina liability. See Ch. 2021-108, Laws of Fla. (2021).
  • Newly revamped chapter about Maritime Security Law.
  • New Forms:
    • BIMCO contract provisions for electronic signatures
    • BIMCO contract provisions for arbitration
    • IYBA Purchase and Sale Agreement for Brokerage Vessel (2020).
  • Florida Maritime Law and Practice