Cases and Articles 2018-05-08T11:33:02+00:00

REPORTED CASES | NOTABLE CASES | ARTICLES | REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

REPORTED CASES

Below is a list of some of the reported cases handled by our attorneys over the years:

  • Kreta Shipping, S.A. v. Preussag Intern. Steel Corp., 192 F.3d 41, 1999 A.M.C. 2858 (2nd Cir.(N.Y.) Sep 13, 1999)
  • Sabah Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. v. M/V Harbel Tapper, 178 F.3d 400, 2000 A.M.C. 163 (5th Cir.(Tex.) Jun 29, 1999)
  • Couthino, Caro and Co., Inc. v. M/V Sava, 849 F.2d 166, 1988 A.M.C. 2941 (5th Cir.(La.) Jun 28, 1988)
  • Conoco Inc. v. Boh Bros. Const. Co., 191 F.R.D. 107 (W.D.La. Jul 10, 1998)
  • Armco Chile Prodein, S.A. v. M/V Norlandia, 880 F.Supp. 781, 1995 A.M.C. 2403 (M.D.Fla. Mar 27, 1995)
  • Conticarriers & Terminals, Inc. v. Delta Bulk Terminal, a Div. of Ryan-Walsh, Inc., 807 F.Supp. 1252 (M.D.La. Sep 24, 1992)
  • Complaint of Tecomar S.A., 765 F.Supp. 1150, 1991 A.M.C. 2432 (S.D.N.Y. May 31, 1991)
  • Folger Coffee Co. v. M/V Medi Sun, 492 F.Supp. 988 (E.D.La. Jul 08, 1980)
  • Midland Enterprises, Inc. v. Tug Dennis Hendrix, 544 F.Supp. 733 (E.D.La. Aug 09, 1982)
  • Birmingham Southeast, LLC v. M/V MERCHANT PATRIOT, 124 F.Supp.2d 1327, 2000 A.M.C. 1015 (S.D.Ga. Feb 17, 2000)
  • American Dornier Machinery Corp. v. MSC GINA, 2001 WL 1246589, 2002 A.M.C. 560 (S.D.N.Y. Oct 18, 2001)
  • LCI Shipholdings, Inc. v. Muller Weingarten AG, 2004 WL 1638108 (E.D.La. Jul 19, 2004)
  • G.E. Power Systems, Inc. v. Industrial Maritime Carriers (Bahamas), Inc., 89 F.Supp.2d 782 (E.D.La. Apr 03, 2000)
  • Cargill Ferrous Intern. v. M/V Anatoli, 935 F.Supp. 833, 1996 A.M.C. 1811 (E.D.La. Apr 10, 1996)
  • Shell Oil Co. v. Hollywood Marine, Inc., 701 So.2d 1038, 97-106 (La.App. 5 Cir. 10/15/97) (La.App. 5 Cir. Oct 15, 1997)
  • Mapco Petroleum, Inc. v. Memphis Barge Line, Inc., 849 S.W.2d 312, 1993 A.M.C. 2113 (Tenn. Feb 22, 1993)

NOTABLE CASES

The following notable cases have been handled by our attorneys:

  • The massive loss of containers overboard from the MSC RITA
  • The explosion of the bunker tank on the CHAMPION TRADER
  • The capsizing of the posted-drilling barge the TONKAWA
  • The sinkings of the MARINA DE EQUA and the TUXPAN
  • The collision between the GALVESTON and the ATTICOS
  • The main engine failure of the ROYAL REEFER
  • The breaking in half of the MSC CARLA
  • The explosion on-board the MEGA BORG
  • The TETCO pipeline severance and resulting production loss claims
  • The OCEAN KING explosion
  • The partial sinking of the MERCHANT PATRIOT
  • The Partial sinking of the AMPHION

ARTICLES

A selection of published articles that have been authored by attorneys of Miller & Williamson are below:

Cesser Clauses
26 Tul. Mar. L.J. 71

Pitfalls and Pratfalls of U.S. Limitation Proceedings
International Journal of Shipping Law (I.J.O.S.L) 1999, 4(Dec), 303-307

Admiralty-The General Maritime Law as Embracing a Right of Action for Wrongful Death
45 TUL. L. REV. 151, 154 (1970)

Liability of Classification Societies from the Perspective of United States Law
22 Tul. Mar. L.J. 75, 77 (1997)

Scrapping Wilburn Boat–The Need for Uniformity in Marine Insurance Law Outweighs Local Interests,
The MLA Report (Special Issue on Proposed U.S. Marine Insurance Act), Doc. No. 719, 10293, 10306-19 (1995)

Transport Time Limits for Carriage of Goods Under United States Law.
International Journal Of Shipping Law (I.J.O.S.L) 1996, 2(Mar), 112-117

The Applicability of the Louisiana Direct Action Statute to Marine Liability Policies of Insurance
Twelfth New Orleans Maritime Seminar (Jan. 20-21, 1993) (Co-authored with Marva Jo Wyatt.)

Processing and Resolving Maritime Cargo Claims From The Shipper’s Perspective
The Transportation Lawyer (April 2014) Vol. 15 No. 5

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

These are some of our Representative Clients:

  • Allianz Underwriters Insurance Co.
  • Aon Deutschland GmbH
  • AXA Corporate Solutions
  • Bali Klockner North America, Inc.
  • Boh Bros. Construction Company
  • Carl Schroter Gmb
  • Centin, LLC
  • Cenex Harvest States (CHS)
  • Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Clyde & Co.
  • Commercial Union Assurance Companies
  • Continental Insurance Co.
  • Dabelstein & Passehl
  • Dufero, S.A.
  • Europe Cargo Bvba
  • Estudio Carvallo, S.A.
  • Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.
  • Fundkey International Limited
  • Gosseling Moving N.V
  • Gulf Coast Marine, Inc.
  • Gulf Group ¬†General Enterprises Co.
  • Gustav Ziegler Hararie-Bureau
  • Helm Fertilizer Corporation
  • IREX Corporation
  • Kleinert’s, Inc.
  • Liquidadores De Averias S.A.
  • Louis Dreyfus Corp.
  • Navigators Insurance Company
  • National Liability & Fire Insurance Co.
  • New World Network Ltd.
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance
  • Preussag International Steel Corporation
  • Royal Sun & Alliance
  • St. Paul Travelers
  • Siemens AG
  • Siemens Energy, Inc.
  • Siemens Transformadores S.A. de C.V.
  • Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
  • Starr Indemnity & Liability Co.
  • Starr Marine Agencies
  • Texas Workers Compensation Insurance Fund
  • The Gray Insurance Company
  • Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Group
  • Underwriters at Lloyds
  • Underwriters Marine Services, Inc.
  • United States Marine, Inc.
  • Wendt & Co.
  • Winterthur Swiss Insurance Co.
  • Xchanging Claims Services
  • Zass International Recoveries GmbH