The U.S. Regulatory Framework Governing Passenger Vessel Operators and an Update on COVID-19 Related Litigation Against the Cruise Industry

Location

Webinar


Date & Time

Start Date: 09/30/2020
Start Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
End Time: 12:30 p.m. ET

 

On Wednesday, September 30, Chris Kende and Jeff Vogel will present a Cozen O'Connor webinar titled, "The U.S. Regulatory Framework Governing Passenger Vessel Operators and an Update on COVID-19 Related Litigation Against the Cruise Industry." This webinar will discuss the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) financial responsibility requirements for Passenger Vessel Operators (PVO) under the Safety of Life at Sea Act. The webinar will also discuss the fundamentals of maritime jurisdiction and provide an update on the lawsuits brought against the cruise industry arising from COVID-19.

The presenters will discuss:

  • Foundations of the Safety of Life at Sea Act
  • The commission’s regulatory requirements
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on PVO financial responsibility
  • The fundamentals of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction
  • Maritime Tort Law
  • The status of the numerous actions that have been filed against the cruise industry and potential defenses
  • Recent decisions that have largely favored the defendants.

CE credit is approved in TX, FL, GA, NC, and DE.

CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, NV, and CA. 




Attorneys

Christopher B. Kende

Member

ckende@cozen.com

(212) 908-1242

Jeff R. Vogel

Member

jvogel@cozen.com

(202) 304-1453

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