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Let me place my biases front and center. I am no fan of the Miami Herald. it's beholden to the cruise industry which pays it for cruise advertising ads. The Herald's "business" editor, Jane Wooldridge, is the former travel editor for the newspaper. Although she graduated with...
The first blog I wrote when I started Cruise Law News three years ago was about the Death On The High Seas Act ("DOHSA"). It was called "Death On The High Seas Act - Screwing American Passengers for 89 Years." Under this archaic law, families who have lost a loved one on...
Over the years I have learned that the single most critical factor that drives clients to our office is not when a cruise passenger has been injured or inconvenienced. Stuff happens, and most people understand that. But when a cruise line...
The Los Angeles Times has an interesting although very sad article about the mystery of a missing crewmember from the Disney Wonder cruise ship. Written by Corina Knoll, the LA Times article is entitled "Bereft Parents' Loss is as Deep as the Ocean." Rebecca...
Court of Appeals GML 207-a Department's initial determination must be suppported by Substantial Evidence
Kevin Nowack was a firefighter working for Ridge Road Fire District and claimed that he injured his back in 2002 when a firetruck hit a “low spot” or manhole cover depression on a road. Nowack sought General Municipal Law 207-a[1} benefits for a line of duty...