Part I of this Note examines the difference in respective emphasis placed by United States and English admiralty law upon responsibility of a corporate employee and the employee’s position in the corporate hierarchy in determining the employer’s right to limit liability. Part II analyzes the extent to which shipowners in England and the United States are allowed to delegate their responsibilities in ensuring the seaworthiness of their vessels. Part III of this Note argues that under English admiralty law, limitation of liability is granted where none is warranted. This Note concludes by recommending the United States standard for finding privity.
Richard J. Violino,
Continuing Conflict between United States and English Admiralty Law on Limitation of Liability: Whose Privity Binds the Corporate Shipowner,
10 Fordham Int'l L.J. 338
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