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Maritime Law Journal case notes getting ABA preview

February 28, 2014

The newest student case notes for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal are set for a public preview March 19, thanks to the American Bar Association.

The Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and the journal are sponsoring presentations by seven journal members whose writing has been selected for publication in the spring issue.

Liskow & Lewis is hosting the 5 p.m. event, which includes a reception, at its offices at One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 5000, in New Orleans.

The partnership between the ABA committee and the Maritime Law Journal, which began in fall 2013, exposes practitioners to work being done through Tulane’s Maritime Law program and gives students an opportunity to get feedback and network with attorneys in the field. CLE credit is available for those who attend, and video of the presentations is expected to be posted online.

RSVP at abatmljrsvp@gmail.com.

The students chosen to share their research are:

Laura R. Beck: “Punitive Damages Stowaway in the Fifth Circuit: McBride v. Estis Well Service, LLC
James K. Dumont: “Pleading Insanity in Piercing the Corporate Veil:  Supplemental Rule E’s Heightened Pleading Standard Protects Polluting Shipowners in the Fourth Circuit”

Destinee Finnin: “ Muddying Murky Waters: The Fifth Circuit’s Indecision in Barker v. Hercules Offshore, Inc. , Leaves Choice of Law Under OCSLA and the Zone-of-Danger Theory Under Maritime Law Unanswered”

Allison Fish: “One Expensive Promise: The Fourth Circuit Broadens Shipowner Liability Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act in Bunn v. Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG

Bryan Kitz: “Admiralty’s Vestigial Tail: The Fifth Circuit Revitalizes the Outdated Pennsylvania Rule”

David R. Maass: “Veiled Threats: Will the Second Circuit Hamstring Alter-Ego Claims by Applying Foreign Law?”

Graham Halsey Williams: “He Does Not Deserve it, But You Can’t Have it Back: The Right to Restitution in the Face of a Successful McCorpen Defense”


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