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Law in a Nutshell: Admiralty Law

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Edition: 6th ed., 2010
Author(s): Maraist, Galligan


SKU: 50073U



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Product Description

American maritime law probably seems like a world unto itself to most law students. This Law in a Nutshell: Admiralty Law gives you a first class ticket to that world. The authoritative text covers maritime jurisdiction and substantive law, exploring maritime property liens and the seaman’s employment contract, wages, and compromise of claims. The Nutshell discusses marine insurance, towage and pilotage, salvage, and general average, as well as maritime tort law, collision law, worker injury claims, wrongful death, and platform injuries. Finally, it also covers sovereign immunity; joint and several liability, indemnity, and contribution; liability limitations; and jurisdiction and procedure in maritime claims.

Features and Benefits:
Timesaving reference tool;
Overviews admiralty law from jurisdiction to sovereign immunity;
Features recent U.S. Supreme Court developments on seaman status and remedies;
Answer exam questions quickly and accurately;
Table of cases.

Table of Contents includes:
Indicia of Jurisdiction;
Scope of the Maritime Jurisdiction;
Substantive Maritime Law: Contracts for Carriage of Goods;
Liens on Maritime Property;
The Seaman's Employment Contract, Wages and Compromise of Claims;
Maritime Insurance;
Towage and Pilotage;
General Average;
Maritime Tort Law;
Collision Law;
Worker Injury Claims;
Wrongful Death;
Platform Injuries;
Sovereign Immunity;
Joint and Several Liability, Indemnity and Contribution;
Limitation of Liability;
Jurisdiction and Procedure in Maritime Claims.

Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and this particular title is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.


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Format Paperback
Author Maraist, Galligan
ISBN 9780314926999
Edition 6th ed., 2010
Publisher West