admiralty law

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
152) One of Chief Justice Taney's insights was that the public nature of navigable waters rendered them suitable to uniform admiralty law.
History of admiralty law teaches that, in time, almost anything is possible.
In the drafting of their bill it has been sought to make the admiralty law of Canada conformable to the admiralty court legislation of Great Britain as set out in the act passed by the parliament of the United Kingdom in 1925, which is the latest enactment of Great Britain on the subject; and it has also been the object of the draftsmen of the present measure to make such special provision as may be necessary in regard to matters of purely local and domestic interest in regard to the administration of admiralty law in the Dominion of Canada.
In its place, admiralty courts, which historically have had the responsibility of fashioning admiralty law in significant part, (194) should uniformly apply the ADC to salvors seeking to establish claims for title or for salvage rights to historic shipwrecks.
Each of the following plaintiff law firms represents a member of the Committee: Belluck & Fox, LLP; Cooney & Conway; The Jaques Admiralty Law Firm; Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood, PLC; Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC; Motley Rice LLC; Paul, Reich & Meyers, PC; Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC; Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett LLP; Thornton & Naumes, LLP; and Weitz & Luxenberg, PC.
6) In an effort to modernize admiralty law and prevent the dismissal of valid claims for procedural technicalities, (7) the admiralty and civil dockets were unified in 1966.
It covers the traditional law of the shore in the US, the contemporary law of coastal management, state and federal fisheries law, selected issues in admiralty law, and laws relating to marine mammals and pollution.
Maritime or admiralty law is the body of international private law that has developed in relation to maritime commerce since the Middle Ages.
The Justice Department's environmental and civil divisions filed the suit jointly, Ames noted, as the former deals with claims under three federal laws specified the suit, and the latter handles general admiralty law issues.
Eamon Moloney is partner and head of Admiralty law at Eversheds LLP
The Supreme Court--whose members are admiralty judges when they hear admiralty appeals--has recently abandoned its Constitutional duty of enunciating maritime law in favor of conforming admiralty law to Congressional enactments and filling in gaps in maritime law only when authorized by Congress.