Jul9
2018

Partner Kassandra Doyle Taylor was appointed to the Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification Committee in July. Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar, attained by only 7% of eligible Florida Bar attorneys. Only 64 attorneys, including Ms. Taylor and Richard McAlpin, are board […]

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Jan20
2017

Plaintiff’s newly purchased boat required major engine repairs. While undergoing those repairs, the boat sank overnight while it was docked at a marina. The plaintiff sued several parties for the loss, including its yacht broker. McAlpin Conroy represented the yacht broker, and moved to dismiss the plaintiff’s negligence claim under […]

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Jan20
2017

Plaintiff, a cruise line passenger, slipped and fell while climbing an outdoor staircase aboard the defendant cruise line’s vessel. Persistent rain throughout the day had caused the ship’s outside staircase to become wet. The plaintiff sued the cruise line for negligence. McAlpin Conroy argued the wet staircase was an open […]

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Nov20
2016

A passenger alleged she was hit in the eye with a plastic cork while her husband was opening a bottle of sparkling wine in their private cabin.  The bottle was a gift from the cruise line for the couple’s wedding anniversary.  Even though there were no crewmembers around when it […]

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