admiralty/maritime

Admiralty

Admiralty: An Overview

Admiralty law or maritime law is the distinct body of law (both substantive and procedural) governing navigation and shipping. Topics associated with this field in legal reference works may include: shipping; navigation; waters;...

Admiralty and Maritime Power

In the case Southern Pacific Co. v. Jensen, 244 U.S. 205 (1917), the Supreme Court determined that the Necessary and Proper Clause grants to Congress complete and plenary power to fix and determine the maritime laws throughout the country.

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Admiralty Court

See: Maritime Court

Admiralty Law

See Admiralty.

Cargo Insurance

Definition

An insurance agreement to pay for freight that has been lost or damaged in transit, whether by land, air, or sea.

Carrier

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAny business that transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship) for a charge. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular...

Carrier's Lien

A type of lien that gives a security interest in shipped goods to a shipper that publicly operates a business for the transportation of goods. This lien typically arises when the shipper takes possession of the goods and lasts until the shipper has...

Carrying for Hire

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe act of transporting goods or individuals for a fee.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

Channels

Refers to the highways, waterways, and air traffic of the country. Compare with instrumentalities.

Charter

1. Broadly, the highest law of an entity. More specifically:

(a) In corporate law, the articles of incorporation.

(b) In public law, the instrument by which a municipality is incorporated (e.g., city charter). This type of charter...

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