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Overview of Maritime Law - Carriage of Goods By Sea


It's much more than having a seaworthy vessel.

The contract of sale is not a maritime contract. Therefore, it is governed by commercial law principles. Contracts of sale generally contemplate that the goods will be delivered by the carrier to the buyer. This white paper reviews private carriage vs. common carriage; and defines several shipping documents



Grady S. Hurley

Grady S. Hurley

Jones Walker

  • Partner with Jones Walker LLP in the New Orleans office
  • Practices primarily in the areas of maritime, oilfield and energy litigation
  • Certified mediator focused on maritime, offshore industry and energy disputes
  • Lectured extensively on risk management, discovery, ethics, and admiralty law, while remaining active in local and national bar associations
  • Achieved the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Membership secretary of the Maritime Law Association, a member of the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, a vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee
  • LL.M. and J.D. degrees, Tulane University Law School; B.A. degree, Tulane University
  • Can be contacted at 504-582-8224 or [email protected]
Robert T. Lemon, II

Robert T. Lemon, II

Jones Walker

  • Partner in the Jones Walker LLP Admiralty and Maritime Practice Group
  • More than 30 years of experience in both litigation and transactions, handling all aspects of domestic and international maritime law
  • Past adjunct professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law from 1992 to 2005
  • Achieved the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Member of numerous professional and civic organizations
  • LL.M. degree, cum laude, University College, University of London; J.D. degree, cum laude, Tulane University Law School; B.S. degree, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Can be contacted at 504-582-8246 or [email protected]

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