The Widow Wave explores this alternate reality. It is a fascinating true-life mystery and lawyer procedural rolled into one. Jay Jacobs offers no facile answers—and he’s not the flawless protagonist typically starring in such dramas. He lets us see how such a big wrongful death case really unfolds, in a true story that reads like a novel. Will the jury find the truth? Will the reader?
"An intelligently told true story of honor, integrity and justice. The Widow Wave reminded me of The Perfect Storm, played out in a taut courtroom thriller. Jay Jacobs masterfully weaves the harrowing tale of the last voyage of the Aloha, and courtroom battle that followed. A great read."
— Robert Dugoni, New York Times Bestselling Author of My Sister's Grave
"A compelling story of a modern day maritime tragedy that beautifully discusses the vital importance of advances in observational technologies, forecasts and communications in avoiding future loss of life at sea. Jacobs skillfully weaves together the legal, scientific and maritime narratives to enthrall and educate the reader."
— Julie Thomas, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Manager of the Institute of Geo and Planetary Physics
"Trial lawyer Jay Jacobs, in a unique, personally revealing memoir, defends a widow and her deceased husband's honor in an intimate first person account of how the civil trial process unfolds.... The reader will learn about the strategies, shoals, and embroilments of a real life, vigorously contested trial with its many emotional upheavals."
— Justice James Marchiano (ret.), formerly Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District
"Jacobs' vivid prose pulls you into a compelling drama, deftly transporting you from the courtroom to the storm-tossed Pacific and back to the courtroom again. The book reads like a well-wrought detective novel."
— Daniel James Brown, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Boys in the Boat
The book takes as its focus the rules and institutions established by the Convention on the Law of the Sea and places the achievements of the Convention in both historical and contemporary context. All of the main areas of the law of the sea are addressed including the foundations and sources of the law, the nature and extent of the maritime zones, the delimitation of overlapping maritime boundaries, the place of archipelagic and other special states in the law of the sea, navigational rights and freedoms, military activities at sea, and marine resource and conservation issues including fisheries, marine environmental protection, and dispute settlement.
As the Convention is now over a quarter of a century old the book takes stock of contemporary oceans issues that are not adequately addressed by the convention. Overarching challenges facing the law of the sea are considered, including how new maritime security initiatives can be reconciled with traditional navigational rights and freedoms, how declines in the health of marine ecosystems can be halted through strengthened legal regimes, and how the law of the sea can regulate ocean space in the Polar regions as global warming opens up new possibilities for resource exploitation.
This new edition is fully updated with the very latest in case law both internationally and on a domestic level, including:
New developments on the applicability of the CMR to multimodal transport, as per the Godafoss case
The concept of the "wilful misconduct" in failure to guard the vehicle
Thorough analysis of TNT Express Nederland BV v AXA Versicherung AG
It also provides new coverage of the impact of e-commerce on road haulage.
This book is an invaluable reference tool for transport practitioners with an international and domestic client base. It is also a useful guide for academics and students of the carriage of goods by road.
This sixth edition contains new terms and phrases which cover:The latest technological and other improvements in cargo handling Improvements in port equipment Developments in the way freight charges and surcharges are levied New documentation on bills of lading and charter-party clauses.
This book will be an immensely useful reference tool for all professionals involved in maritime transport, including ship-owners, shipbrokers, freight forwarders, port authorities, average adjusters, and ship operators. Practitioners, students and academics of maritime law will also find the book of great value, as will those in related industries such as banking, commercial and insurance law.
Section by section, the authors deliver expert commentary on the Marine Insurance Act 1906 and related marine insurance legislation. The origin of each section or provision is clearly explained, along with the authorities decided since the legislation came into force.
New to this edition:
Heavily revised with the very latest case law since 2010, some of which having a dramatic effect on the law of marine insurance. The most important cases include The Cendor Mopu and Masefield v Amlin. All relevant new cases have been added from across the common law world
Clarification on new legislation such as the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 and the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012
The compulsory insurance provisions affecting oil pollution and passengers
The rules on jurisdiction and choice of law in the Brussels Regulation and the Rome I Regulation
This compressive text is indispensable for marine lawyers, industry professionals, and students of marine insurance law worldwide.
This book addresses the demands of 21st century ship management with the focus of the book as much about the people who manage ships as about the theory and practice of ship management.
The book concentrates on the law in the United States and England. It then examines other countries with a common law tradition including Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia. The civil law systems are highlighted in a number of key trading nations: Italy, Germany, France and Norway. The book includes chapters on South Africa as well as the People’s Republic of China. It concludes with a comparative law chapter concentrating on issues that arise in practice in cargo coverage cases. This chapter also examines how the Institute Cargo Clauses have been construed by Courts worldwide.
The appendices include the standard cargo policy insurance terms used in each jurisdiction, some translated for the first time for this volume, as well as translations of the relevant statutes and commercial codes, many not available elsewhere.
Part of the Maritime and Transport Law Library.
This book provides you with practical advice and brings you:
• An overall view of the two liability regimes, followed by a short history of the Warsaw Convention in its various versions and what led to agreement on a single regime, the Montreal Convention, as well as the threat to uniformity posed by EC Directives.
• A statement of the rules of interpretation applicable to conventions of uniform law, illustrated mainly by decisions of the air conventions.
• Commentary on the text of the 1999 Montreal Convention together with commentary on the text of the 1967 Warsaw Convention.
• Reference to decisions of the courts not only of the UK but also those of other common law countries, notably the USA, and countries of civil law, notably France and Germany.
This unique text provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the principal elements involved in the management of marine cargo and the carriage of goods by sea. Not only does it analyse key theories and debates in the maritime freight sector, it is equally instructive on practice and logistics. Furthermore, the book provides a thorough guide to the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in this dynamic industry.
This second edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the very latest changes in cargo management legislation and procedures, including:
Offshore oil & gas supply management
The revised INCOTERMS 2010
Tramp shipping and spot cargo trading
Project cargo management
Dry and liquid bulk cargo management
The IMDG Code and the marine carriage of dangerous and hazardous goods
Risk management and best practice
This is an essential guide for shipping professionals, academics and students of marine logistics, and international trade.
The third edition has been fully revised and restructured into two self-contained volumes, the first covering jurisdictional issues and risks and the second exploring the diverse aspects of maritime law, risks and liabilities.
The second volume tackles the substantive maritime law with a particular emphasis on risk and liabilities, and analyses issues of contract, tort and criminal law, causation and remoteness of damages.
Key features of Volume Two include:
An analysis of the regulatory regime, new EU and IMO safety at sea legislation, reforming practices for flag states and recognised organisations, vetting, codes of good practice, and International Conventions.
An explanation of the Rules of attribution of liability, the impact of the ISM Code upon liabilities, including criminal, corporate manslaughter, and the new Directive for ship-source pollution.
Important developments in areas including:
Ship-managing risks, best endeavours and fiduciary duties
Mortgagees risks and economic torts
New BIMCO standard terms of contracts
Ship-sale risks – including sale ‘as is’ and ‘as she was’
Shipbuilding risks – guarantees and performance bonds
New trends on wrongful acts of employees, collisions and measure of damages, salvage issues, environmental salvage, and towage contracts
Piracy risks cases and general average
New perspectives on risks and liabilities of port authorities
Pollution liabilities, including trends of prosecution of class societies and charterers and new limits of liability under International Conventions
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This book provides practical, experience-based, and proven knowledge - and a "how-to-guide" - on maritime security. McNicholas explains in clear language how commercial seaports and vessels function; what threats currently exist; what security policies, procedures, systems, and measures must be implemented to mitigate these threats; and how to conduct ship and port security assessments and plans. Whether the problem is weapons of mass destruction or cargo theft, Maritime Security provides invaluable guidance for the professionals who protect our shipping and ports.Holds the keys to successfully designing, implementing, and managing effective port and vessel security programs in a high-risk environmentProvides real-world experience in Maritime Security from the Managing Director of Phoenix Management Services Group in the USA and Panama.Offers specifics of a model port security program and case studies of effective tactics in a high-threat environment
The new edition has been updated to incorporate:
• the most recent case law: there have been some very important judgments handed down since the book first published, including: The Cendor MOP, The Silva, The Resolute and The Marina Iris
• the implications of the introduction of: Institute Cargo Clauses 2009, the effect of the Gambling Act 2005 and the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 Law Commission reform proposals
The book explores in detail the following areas:
• the nature of insurance
• insurable interest
• the insurance contract
• the premium
• insured risks
• marine risks
• double insurance
Key features of Offshore Contracts and Liabilities: Detailed insight into contemporary legal issues concerning offshore contracts, including Supplytime and Heavycon In-depth analysis of the current liability regimes with clear reference to contemporary industry practice Thorough examination of the current state of the law from national, regional and international perspectives Up-to-date coverage of hot topics such as liability for offshore installations, knock-for knock agreements in offshore contracts and recently-developed new standard forms, such as Windtime.
This book is an indispensable guide for legal practitioners, academics and industry professionals worldwide
The significance of the judicial extracts, the statutory materials and standard terms are then discussed with particular emphasis on important and problematical areas of the law.This book will be indispensable not only to postgraduate students of law, in-house lawyers, insurance brokers and claims adjusters, but also to students of maritime studies, legal practitioners and a wide range of professionals within the shipping industry who may wish to have at hand a convenient source of information.
Whilst the book is a companion to the authors The Law of Marine Insurance, it is also structured to stand as a marine insurance text in its own right.