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Attorney Adam Deitz Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United States

Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Adam Deitz has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United States (2022) for his professional excellence in personal injury litigation.  This award from Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years. Best Lawyers has been… Read More

Royal Caribbean Penalized For Missing Video In Death Suit

A Florida federal judge has penalized Royal Caribbean Cruises Lltd. for destroying surveillance footage in a wrongful death suit over a toddler’s fall out a window. Chloe Wiegand was only 18 months old when she fell to her death from the open window of the cruise ship stationed in Puerto Rico. In an order filed… Read More

Holland America Cruise Guests Tragically Killed in Alaskan Plane Crash

An unexpected tragedy killed five Holland America Line cruise ship passengers last Thursday August 5th. The passengers were from the Nieuw Amsterdam vessel and stopped in Ketchikan, Alaska so those on the ship could partake in various excursions including sightseeing. A very popular sightseeing aviation spot for the area is towards the Misty Fjords National… Read More

New Staten Island Ferry Named After Fallen Soldier Headed to NYC

SSG Michael H. Ollis, departed ESG’s facility in Port St. Joe last Friday, fully certified and passenger ready. The ship was constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, and it is the first of three new Ollis-class ferries for New York City’s Staten Island Ferry service. The Ollis boat is named after U.S. Army soldier Staff Sgt…. Read More

Cruise Lines Navigate Complex Rules as Alaska Voyages Resume

The first Alaska cruise of the season set off on Monday on a 7-night voyage as Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. It’s a sight that the city of Seattle had not seen in a while, all due to a pandemic hiatus: vacationers wearing their extravagant Hawaiian shirts, bucket hats and sunglasses. “We’ve been waiting… Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Surgeon Over Vaccine Passport Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings sued Florida’s General Scott Rivkees over the state’s law prohibiting “vaccine passports,” on Tuesday. This term is used to refer to proof of vaccination for all travelers boarding cruise ships. The Florida state law banning vaccine passports went into effect on July 1 in an executive order outlined by Republican Governor Ron Desantis. The ban… Read More

Could Passengers of American Jazz Sue After Kentucky Grounding?

Last Wednesday, on July 7th, an American Cruise Lines river cruise ship known as American Jazz found itself run aground near Canton Kentucky. The vessel was carrying around 160 people and was grounded after straying from the main shipping channel. The ship then drifted into a sandbar and was planted there unable to move. The… Read More

CDC Health Guidelines for Cruises Challenged by State of Florida

Major outbreaks on the Diamond Princess and other cruise liners in 2020 were our first glimpse into the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now been over a year since cruise ships have risen their anchors and those in the industry are eager to dip their toe back in. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More

NTSB Determines Cause of Scandies Rose Sinking in Alaska

Photo was taken by Bret Newbaker of the Anchorage Daily News.  Commercial fishing has historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) supports this claim even further after they released their investigative reports into the 2019 loss of the fishing vessel known as Scandies Rose. The… Read More

Coast Guard Responds to Possible Terroristic Threat in Washington

It was early this Thursday when the Coast Guard received reports of a stolen vessel in Puget Sound, Washington. The report was from an employee of Argosy Cruises who contacted the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound at approximately 7:50 A.M. The vessel stolen was named Beaver and thankfully watchstanders immediately began to keep track of… Read More

  • The Maritime Law Association of The United States
    The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) was founded in 1899. Its formation was prompted by the organization, some three years earlier, of the International Maritime Committee.
  • Washington State Bar Association
    The Washington State Bar Association operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state's nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals.
  • Oregon State Bar
    The Oregon State Bar is a government agency in the U.S. state of Oregon. Founded in 1890 as the private Oregon Bar Association, it became a public entity in 1935 that regulates the legal profession.
  • Alaska Bar Association
    The Alaska Bar Association is a mandatory bar association responsible to the Alaska Supreme Court for the admission and discipline process of attorneys for the State of Alaska.