Category: Commercial Vessels

Anchoring Justice: Protecting Mariners Facing Allegations of Sexual Assault and Harassment in U.S. Coast Guard Suspension and Revocation Proceedings

Navigating Coast Guard Suspension and Revocation (S&R) Proceedings can be a daunting task, especially when facing allegations of sexual assault or harassment. In such challenging times, understanding the legal process and your rights is crucial for protecting your career and future prospects. Coast Guard investigations typically commence upon receiving allegations, and mariners may find themselves under scrutiny without prior notice.

At Cooper & Bilbrey, P.C., we recognize the gravity of these situations and the potential impact on mariners’ lives. With over 60 years of combined experience in maritime law, our dedicated legal team stands ready to assist mariners in defending their rights, reputations, and livelihoods throughout the S&R Proceedings. We provide comprehensive legal representation tailored to each client’s unique circumstances, ensuring a robust defense strategy aimed at achieving a favorable outcome.

Our attorneys are well-versed in Coast Guard regulations and procedures, offering professional guidance from the initial investigation phase to administrative hearings, if necessary. We advocate for fair treatment and due process, empowering mariners to navigate the complexities of the legal system with confidence and resilience.

If you suspect you are under Coast Guard investigation or have been served with a complaint in a Coast Guard S&R Proceeding, do not hesitate to contact us. Your future may depend on taking timely and decisive action. Let us stand by your side and fight for the fair and just resolution you deserve. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation and begin protecting your rights.

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Are you imagining the beauty of the sea from a more nautical perspective? If so, chances are you may be thinking about buying a sailboat or yacht. One thing we are willing to bet that you haven’t considered is where was the vessel built? Well, maybe you have, but you most likely haven’t thought about import taxes and additional documentational requirements if the vessel was built outside of the United States.

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Effects of construction defect litigation on CONDO LOANS

Condominiums have proliferated in the Charleston area over the last two decades, both through conversions and through dedicated new construction. Some of these projects seem to be plagued by construction defects that have resulted in repair assessments to unit owners and in construction defect litigation by HOAs seeking to recover for the fallout associated with the defective work on behalf of affected owners.

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