Better Business, Better Boating: Cooper Levenson Attorneys to give Legal Update at Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Conference March 14th

Cooper Levenson attorneys Amy E. Rudley and Kevin J. Thornton will present a legal update at the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Conference and Expo on Thursday, March 14th at The Mainland at Holiday Inn in Manahawkin, NJ.  The attorneys will address the top legal issues and recent changes to laws impacting marine … Continue reading “Better Business, Better Boating: Cooper Levenson Attorneys to give Legal Update at Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Conference March 14th”

Cooper Levenson Obtains First-of- Its Kind Restraining Order Against Federal Agents

Confidential informants now appear to have protection from being harassed and threatened by federal law enforcement, due to a restraining order that seems to be the first of its kind in the nation. Cooper Levenson partner William J. Hughes Jr., a former federal prosecutor, secured the restraining order to protect the Government’s witnesses, confidential informants, … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Obtains First-of- Its Kind Restraining Order Against Federal Agents”

Maritime Attorney Kevin Thornton: THE SINKING OF THE LADY MARY-TRAGEDY, U.S. COAST GUARD INVESTIGATION, AND LESSONS LEARNED

On March 24, 2009, the scallop boat LADY MARY sank 65 nautical miles off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey. Tragically, six of the seven crew members died as a result. This article examines that catastrophe and the U.S. Coast Guard’s procedures for the investigation of marine casualties as a general matter, and as … Continue reading “Maritime Attorney Kevin Thornton: THE SINKING OF THE LADY MARY-TRAGEDY, U.S. COAST GUARD INVESTIGATION, AND LESSONS LEARNED”