Admiralty Proceeding

Admiralty Proceeding

Any hearing before an admiralty court. An admiralty proceeding is usually a lawsuit brought against another party over an event that occurred on the high seas. For example, if one is transporting a good overseas and the ship sinks, any lawsuit that results would be heard in an admiralty proceeding.
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175) Courts encountering claims lacking independent bases for federal jurisdiction begin their analysis by separating cases involving limitation of liability proceedings, (176) an admiralty proceeding which allows a vessel owner without privity or knowledge of wrongful acts to limit his or her liability to the value of the vessel after such acts, from those which do not involve such a proceeding.
981 (1994), the majority of the United States Supreme Court stated that "[a]n in rem suit against a vessel is, as we have said, distinctly an admiralty proceeding and is hence within the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts.
inquisitorial model customary of admiralty proceedings in English and
Strategies for coping with inflation, endemic poverty, and the precariousness of life are revealed in probate records, Admiralty proceedings, state papers, Guildhall collections, and the holdings of the Greater London Record Office.
19) The in rem nature of the admiralty proceedings dispensed with the requirement of proving any underlying wrongdoing on the part of the property owner.