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Maritime Litigation

Recognized by Chambers USA as a top national maritime practice and by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers® as a National, Tier 1 law firm for Admiralty & Maritime Law, the attorneys in Marshall Dennehey's Maritime Litigation Practice Group handle matters in all facets of admiralty and marine insurance law.  In serving the marine industry, these attorneys represent underwriters, cargo interests, ship owners, marine terminal operators, indirect carriers, ferry owners, tug and tow operators, cruise lines, surveyors, trucking companies, vessel manufacturers and dealerships and marine construction companies.
 
The Group routinely handles matters involving:

  • Marine and inland marine insurance
  • Product and warranty claims
  • Cargo recovery
  • Property subrogation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Reinsurance
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers
  • Jones Act
  • Transportation law
  • Warehouse liability
  • Ocean and inland marine cargo insurance
  • Personal watercraft liability
  • Marine construction
  • Hull and passenger vessel claims

 
The Maritime Litigation Practice Group offers immediate investigation of marine-related matters and accidents and provides decisive and comprehensive strategic advice. It is committed to developing long-lasting business relationships that enable the firm to provide the highest level of service to our maritime clients.
 
We welcome the opportunity to work with you in vigorously defending your maritime litigation. Consistent with our firm's proactive approach and philosophy, we also welcome the opportunity to present educational seminars and workshops as a mutually beneficial introduction to one another.
 
The Maritime Litigation Practice Group serves clients in communities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.

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Jan 2, 2008
Attorneys won a motion for summary judgment in a maritime personal-injury action filed by a passenger against a Florida cruise ship operator. Defendant cruise line successfully argued there was no personal jurisdiction over it in New Jersey, since,...

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Law Alerts July 1, 2017
The plaintiff fell down a stairwell while onboard the federal government-owned S.S. Altair, resulting in injuries primarily to his head, neck, shoulders and knees. It was undisputed that the plaintiff had preexisting conditions, such as chronic..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2017
The matter arises from a case filed by the plaintiff against ABF Freight Systems for the theft of Starboard’s high-value watches and jewelry from ABF’s warehouse. Starboard brought an action in state court against ABF and subsequently..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2017
On February 8, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey held that it did not have admiralty jurisdiction over a matter involving a contract to lease chassis to a carrier for the transportation of cargo from a railhead to..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts January 3, 2017
This matter involved a subrogation action brought by insurers of Sharp Electronics against Wheels MSM and Tiger Express. Mitsui alleged that its insured engaged Wheels and Tiger as carriers and that litigation was commenced for property damage under..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2017. Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts January 3, 2017
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the application of Tutor Perini Corp., general contractor on a bridge rehabilitation project, for attorneys’ fees pursuant to its Subcontract Agreement with a tug..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2017. Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 3, 2016
The plaintiff filed a claim against three defendants for claims of breach of contract of carriage under the Carmack Amendment and state law negligence. Motions for summary judgment were filed by defendants Hartley Freight and Hartley Transportation..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2016. Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 3, 2016
The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit addressed the distinction between appellate jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291 and appellate jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1292(a)(3). While the former section limits..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2016. Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts July 19, 2016
On April 28, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment against the plaintiffs after finding that a release of liability, waiver of claims, assumption of risk and..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2016 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2016
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, denied the plaintiff’s, Exxon Mobil Corporation, motion to remand the case back to state court where it had originally been filed. The court first looked to..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 1, 2016 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts January 15, 2016
On November 6, 2015, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied the petitioner’s complaint seeking exoneration from or limitation of liability for the July 4, 2012, capsizing of his recreational vessel, the..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2016 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...

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Chair

Daniel G. McDermott
Chair, Maritime Litigation Practice Group
(212) 376-6432
dgmcdermott@mdwcg.com

Co-Chair

Jay A. Hamad
Co-Chair, Maritime Litigation Practice Group
(212) 376-6424
jahamad@mdwcg.com

Additional Contacts

Matthew S. Schorr
Assistant Director, Casualty Department
(973) 618-4155
msschorr@mdwcg.com

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