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Gerry McGill

U.S. Coast Guard Ends Search For Passenger Who Went Overboard From Cruise Ship

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday night ended its search for a woman who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean mega-ship the Allure of the Seas on Sunday night. The passenger, who was only…

Gerry McGill

The Statute of Limitations That Every Lawyer Can Miss

Several times a year I have the unpleasant opportunity to tell a lawyer that he or she has missed the statute of limitations in a case against a Cruise Line. Usually this is because they assumed…

Gerry McGill

Do Jones Act Seamen Work In Your State? Does a River Run Through It?

The Jones Act is a federal law enacted in 1920 which, in part, protects seamen who are injured on vessels working on the navigable waters of the United States. The Act allows an injured seaman to…

Gerry McGill

Costa Concordia Passengers Need to Review Their Cruise Ticket Contract

Costa Concordia cruise ship passengers contemplating bringing a claim against the cruise line need to carefully review their Cruise Ticket Contract which can be found at costacruise.com….

Gerry McGill

The Captain Abandons His Ship? !!

It is the oldest unwritten law of the sea– The Captain goes down with his ship. But although Captain Smith did go down with the Titanic 100 years ago, it is not usually taken literally. What it…

Gerry McGill

Woman's fall on cruise ship results in $2.9M verdict

A federal judge in Miami has awarded damages of $2,925,957 to a New Jersey woman who slipped and fell on a pool deck aboard the Carnival Pride. Denise Kaba was attempting to move some pool chairs…

Gerry McGill

Church bus crash in Mississippi kills 1; injures 23

Church Bus Flips in Mississippi; Killing 1, Injuring 23
A church bus carrying a church youth group from Louisiana to Georgia flipped Sunday July 12 at around 10:20 a.m., killing one and injuring…

Gerry McGill

Coast Guard suspends search for Alabama woman

After searching more than 3,600 square miles over three days the Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Alabama woman who is believed to have gone overboard from a Carnival cruise ship late…

Gerry McGill

Armed Cruise Ship Security Team Fights Off Somali Pirates

An Italian cruise ship carrying armed Israeli security guards successfully fought off a hijacking attempt by Somali pirates last Saturday, April 25, 2009. The MSC Melody, a 670 foot Italian flagged…

Gerry McGill

Maersk Alabama ship's cook sues shipowner and employer

Richard Hicks, the ship’s cook on the U.S. flagged cargo ship, Maersk Alabama, that was hijacked by Somalia pirates on April 8, 2009 has filed suit against the shipowner and the operator alleging…