When is a Vessel Not a Vessel? Maritime Law Podcast Explains

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A.M. Best Co. has released the latest installment of the Insurance Law Podcast , a series that examines timely insurance issues from an attorney’s point of view.

This episode features attorney David Skeen of the firm Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Skeen has been practicing admiralty law for 39 years and has been an editor with the publication American Maritime Cases for most of that time. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and has written and lectured on various aspects of maritime law.

Mr. Skeen discusses the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida to hold that a houseboat previously considered a vessel under maritime law was not a vessel. He addresses the importance of the definition of a vessel to the application of many maritime laws and the possible effect of the court’s decision on certain maritime industries.

Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP is listed in Best’s Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters, the most authoritative and detailed reference for locating qualified legal counsel, independent insurance adjusting services and expert service providers since 1928.

The podcast can be found at: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/InsuranceLaw

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