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admiralty law:

see maritime lawmaritime law,
system of law concerning navigation and overseas commerce. Because ships sail from nation to nation over seas no nation owns, nations need to seek agreement over customs related to shipping.
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46 (Scot.) (concerning the rules for admiralty actions); and
(168) The court determined that when a litigant pursues a maritime claim in federal court as a common law action under the "saving to suitors" clause, the claim is treated substantively as an admiralty action and procedurally as a common law action, thereby requiring the application of the Seventh Amendment.
For example, an insurance company may bring an admiralty action seeking a declaration that it is not obligated under the terms of a marine insurance policy to provide coverage for damage to a vessel.
Such collective proceedings would not only include in rem admiralty actions (where there are competing claims to ares), but also bankruptcy and forfeiture actions.
(40) Clearly the Court was trying to harmonize earlier decisions (41) that appeared to categorically bar in rem admiralty actions involving a res (a vessel or cargo) under claim by the federal government, with a more "liberal" rule that permitted such arrests and actions to proceed when the actual possession of the government over the property was not being "disturb[ed]" or "invaded." On that ultimate question, the Court in The Davis held that the consignment of cotton that formed the res of the in rem admiralty action had not been taken from the actual possession of the United States, inasmuch as "the master of the vessel.., was in no sense an officer of the government.
For all that, however, it is also true that what he said in that speech must be read secundum subjectam materiam.' See also Mark West, 'Arbitrations, Admiralty Actions In Rem and the Arrest of Ships in the Hong Kong SAR: In the Twilight of The Indian Grace (No.
(83.) E.g., Gainsford Bruce, l Treatise on the Jurisdiction and Practice of the English Courts in Admiralty Actions and Appeals 4-5 (W.
The Eleventh Amendment does not specifically define the scope of a State's sovereign immunity, rather "it merely embodies it." (36) The Supreme Court interpreted the scope of sovereign immunity as it relates to in personam admiralty actions in Ex parte New York (37) and Workman v.