Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update 2015 – HSBA Real Property and Financial Services Section

Last year, Gregory W. Kugle and I provided our annual Hawaii real estate litigation update for the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Real Property and Financial Services Section. The outline, with links to the cases, is provided below and a video of the presentation is conveniently on YouTube. So, consider yourself updated on what happened […]

Appointing an arbitrator to protect time for counterclaims

Mr Justice Knowles CBEs judgment in Glencore International AG v (1) PT Tera Logistic Indonesia (2) PT Arpeni Pra [2016] EWHC 82 (Comm) considered whether the wording of a notice of appointment of an arbitrator was sufficient to stop the running of time under section 14(4) Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) in respect of the […]

Customs & Border Protection Arrest Passenger on Kidnapping Charges, But Only After Cruise

News accounts are reporting that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested a cruise passenger in Miamion charges that he has outstanding arrest warrants for kidnapping as well as assault and battery. The charges involve criminal allegations made in South Carolina. The newspapersaid the unidentified person is now awaiting extradition to South Carolina. A […]

Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger from NCL's Norwegian Breakaway

The United States Coast Guard medevaced a 61 year-old woman from a NCL cruise ship near Cape Hatteras on Monday. The Coast Guard crew was notified that a female passenger was found unconscious aboard the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship, around 1 P.M. The Coast Guard deployed a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from U. S. Coast […]

Offshore Supply Vessel Tax Credit Targeted in Louisiana Governor’s Proposed Fiscal Plan

Home / Marine Finance / Offshore Supply Vessel Tax Credit Targeted in Louisiana Governors Proposed Fiscal Plan Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards proposal for short term fixes for the States fiscal problems includes a shot at already-hurting offshore supply vessel owners/operators. OSV operators/owners currently receive a refundable credit of 100% of the ad valorem taxes […]

U.S. State Department Warnings: Mexico & El Salvador

Yesterday the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning for Mexico. The warning applies to only certain locations in Mexico and warns U.S. citizensof traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security. According to the U.S. State Department, U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as […]

Clinical Malpractice Aboard Cruise Ships

The cruise ship doctors, registered nurses, as well as clinical personnel are usually the only clinical workers readily available to deal with hurt guests. Typically, the activity would certainly have been disregarded under a previous instance thatheld cruise ship guests ought to not anticipate the very same degree of clinical treatment on cruise ship lines […]