On May 7, 2010 the U.S. Maritime Law Association elected Patrick Bonner as it’s 47th President. Pat has a long history of service to the MLA, previously having been Chair of the Coast Guard Committee, Treasurer, First and Second Vice-President and a member of the Board of Directors. Pat’s term ran until May, 2012.
The July 2010 issue of the UK Club’s publication US Bodily Injury News contains an article co-authored by Dan Fitzgerald of FHM and Karen Hildebrandt of Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. entitled “US Coast Guard Medical Evacuations.” The article, which is in the Articles and Speeches section below, outlines the procedures for seeking U.S. Coast Guard... Read More
Freehill partner Tom Russo authored an article entitled Sometimes, The Best Defense is a Good Offense for the April 2010 issue of The Arbitrator. The article, which can be accessed in the Articles And Speeches section below, outlines steps which shipowners and managers can take to build a due diligence defense to charges of oily... Read More
On February 15, 2010 Dan Fitzgerald delivered a presentation at the annual convention of the Passenger Vessel Association entitled: “Monday Morning Quarterbacking – Don’t Become Next Year’s Legal Case Study.” The presentation analyzed three recent relevant legal cases.
On December 4, 2009 FHM partner Bill Juska took part in the annual Borden Ladner Gervais maritime law seminar, speaking on recent developments in the U.S. law of maritime liens.
On November 17, 2009 FHM partners Jack Walsh and Mark Muller provided an update on aspects of personal injury law for a forum held at the India House by The Standard P&I Club. Jack Walsh provided a general update on various issues in personal injury law, while Mark Muller spoke on the new reporting requirements... Read More
At the U.S. Maritime Law Association Fall meeting held at Hilton Head the week of November 2, 2009, two FHM partners, Peter Gutowski and Larry Kahn, participated in a panel discussion on Recent Developments and the Current Status in Rule B Litigation. Mr. Gutowski was a panel member while Mr. Kahn served as the moderator of... Read More
At the SUNY Maritime Annual Towing Forum on October 21, 2009, Dan Fitzgerald delivered a paper on Towing Regulations – Liability and Legal Consequences. On December 2, 2009, Mr. Fitzgerald spoke on a similar topic at the Sea Tow Annual Convention, where he discussed Liability & Legal Consequences for the Assistance Towing Industry.
Freehill partner Pat Bonner participated in the Houston Marine Insurance Seminar on September 21, 2009, speaking on the Rotterdam Rules. Mr. Bonner’s presentation, THE ROTTERDAM RULES: The New International Regime for Carriage of Goods by Sea, can be accessed by clicking here.