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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
121) When the Supreme Court first applied the Limitation Act in Norwich, the opinion explained that the Limitation Act is an admiralty proceeding on its own, meant to protect vessel owners, and resembles a maritime lien--a mechanism specific to maritime law which, even now, merits admiralty jurisdiction on its own.
When the Supreme Court first applied the Limitation Act in Norwich, the Court explained that the Limitation Act was an admiralty proceeding on its own, meant to protect vessel owners.
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.
The proposed changes would allow a longer time to appear in a forfeiture proceeding than in an admiralty proceeding.
The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 (Consolidates the existing laws on civil matters of admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, and arrest of ships.
The Bill consolidates the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues.
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.
Davies argues that it is this concealing and splintering of ownership interests that justifies the use of the in rem admiralty jurisdiction, and notes that courts will otherwise be required to unravel a web of ownership interests and play a 'corporate shell game' in a very short time frame at the beginning of admiralty proceedings.
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.
In other words, the Court found that Moragne, in order to serve the "humane and liberal character" of admiralty proceedings, placed a floor rather than a ceiling on the remedies available in a general maritime wrongful death action.