Duquesne Law Review


The ability of vessel owners defending certain admiralty actions to limit their liability is the concern of this article. The author discusses the statute, rule, and case precedents which allow this limitation; and analyzes the often confusing pattern of the application of liability limitation procedures. He concludes that the uncertainty involved in asserting the protection afforded vessel owners should be eliminated so that the limitation may be effectively used.

First Page


Included in

Admiralty Commons