There is Another: Admiralty Jurisdiction and Jury Trials under 28 U.S.C. § 1873

An accepted rule in admiralty is that jury trials are the exception.[1] The most notable exceptions being cases brought through the Jones Act, or a plaintiff invoking the Savings to Suitors Clause. But a rare (and quite narrow) third exception also exists. And it’s of particular importance in the Midwest. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1873 […]

Welcome to Midwest Maritime Lawyer

Welcome to Midwest Maritime Lawyer! This publication is moored on a straightforward principle: admiralty and maritime law matters in the Midwest. By its very design, maritime law is universal, setting to apply a uniform legal regime to issues involving the navigable waterways of the United States. Geography dictates that these issues will arise most often […]