Admiralty Court


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Admiralty Court

Any court that has jurisdiction over maritime law. This jurisdiction covers criminal and civil law, torts, and many other things. In the United Kingdom, admiralty courts sit very rarely. In the United States, ordinary federal district courts are considered admiralty courts when the dispute involves maritime law.
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The fact that a coastguard was the first on board may save some complications later on, in the Admiralty Court, for coastguards cannot claim the salvage which is the right of the first civilian entering on a derelict.
There were a great many bundles of papers on it, some endorsed as Allegations, and some (to my surprise) as Libels, and some as being in the Consistory Court, and some in the Arches Court, and some in the Prerogative Court, and some in the Admiralty Court, and some in the Delegates' Court; giving me occasion to wonder much, how many Courts there might be in the gross, and how long it would take to understand them all.
Bertie did not see the bottle go off; but the mate opportunely discharging a stick of real dynamite aft where it would harm nobody, Bertie would have sworn in any admiralty court to a nigger blown to flinders.
But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
Instead of being awarded title, salvors obtain from the admiralty court a maritime lien on the wreck for their service.
The Irish Seaman's Union is threatening to take their employer, Baracas Dominicanas, to the Admiralty Court to have the boat sold so the crewmen can return home at last.
Miles detracts from the longstanding role of the Admiralty Court, quite unnecessarily.
The case went to trial before the Admiralty Court in New York, and the Deans were stripped of their land and sentenced to heavy fines and six years in the notorious prison, the Tombs.
Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice 4th Edition is the definitive work on litigation in the Admiralty Court, providing in depth analysis and explanation of jurisdiction, practice and procedure, forms and precedents.
555, 562 (1866) ("But with the vast increase of inland navigation consequent upon the use of steamboats, and the development of wealth on the borders of the rivers, which thus became the great water highways of an immense commerce, the necessity for an admiralty court, and the value of admiralty principles in settling controversies growing out of this system of transportation, began to be felt.
After finding the warships sunk off the coast of Virginia in the eighteenth century, the salvage company Sea Hunt claimed ownership under the law of finds in an admiralty court.
placed at the head of the Vice Admiralty Court without my knowledge and