Article by LeRoy Lambert & Rebecca Hamra
This Article, upon the occasion in 2016 of the fiftieth anniversary of the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute (ALI), updates developments in the law of maritime personal injury and death since 1981. By 1981, the law of maritime personal injury and death had become “one of the most dynamic, complex and rapidly changing areas of the law as both the courts and the Congress have sought to fashion new remedies to meet the social, economic and human needs resulting from ever-expanding maritime operations.” This statement remains true today. “Settled law” is constantly challenged by new technologies, commercial innovation, an ever prodding plaintiff's bar, a resourceful defense bar, and shifting majorities on the United States Supreme Court.
About the Authors
LeRoy Lambert: President/Regional Claims Director, Charles Taylor P&I Management (Americas), Inc., New York, New York. J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1983.
Rebecca Hamra: Senior Claims Executive, Charles Taylor P&I Management (Americas), Inc., New York, New York. J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2011.
91 Tul. L. Rev. 909 (2017)