admiralty law

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  • noun

Synonyms for admiralty law

the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc

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168) The court determined that when a litigant pursues a maritime claim in federal court as a common law action under the "saving to suitors" clause, the claim is treated substantively as an admiralty action and procedurally as a common law action, thereby requiring the application of the Seventh Amendment.
For example, an insurance company may bring an admiralty action seeking a declaration that it is not obligated under the terms of a marine insurance policy to provide coverage for damage to a vessel.
Such collective proceedings would not only include in rem admiralty actions (where there are competing claims to ares), but also bankruptcy and forfeiture actions.
As already mentioned, the actual possession rule is pervasive for all in rem admiralty actions involving sovereigns, not just foreign states.
It would hardly promote the uniform administration of admiralty actions for this circuit to adopt a rule in conflict with almost every decided federal case on this issue.