Feb20
2016

A crewmember sued a major cruise line alleging failure to provide a safe workplace under the Jones Act and that the ship was unseaworthy.  In a hard-fought summary judgment battle, the crewmember argued that the claims should be equitably tolled and that the cruise line should not be allowed to […]

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Dec20
2015

McAlpin Conroy P.A. is pleased to announce the expansion of its highly specialized legal staff with the addition of seasoned maritime litigator Daniel S. Marcotte.   Mr. Marcotte’s experience includes maritime litigation, arbitration, the defense of marine insurance claims, and general commercial disputes.   He has handled international arbitrations and routinely appears […]

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Nov20
2015

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion in favor of McAlpin Conroy’s client affirming the trial court’s order compelling arbitration of a foreign crewmember’s Jones Act claim. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses Florida, Georgia and Alabama, affirmed the trial court’s ruling that the crewmember must […]

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Oct5
2015

October 5, 2015 – MIAMI, FLORIDA — The maritime litigation law firm of McAlpin Conroy has earned their clients three arbitration defense verdicts within the short span of three weeks, a highly unusual, if not unprecedented, result.  An arbitration defense verdict is the equivalent of a defense verdict at trial.  The Jones […]

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