Admirality & Maritime Law Attorney in Coral Gables, Florida

Is there anything about an admiralty and maritime case that would surprise most people?

Miami, FL admiralty & maritime attorney Michelle Otero Valdés speaks on a surprising fact about admiralty and maritime law.

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that you don’t generally get a jury
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trial
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in um
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regular court we’re so used to seeing
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court where there’s always a jury
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listening to the case and making a
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decision
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in the admiralty courts there is no
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right to jury trial except in one area
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of law
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and that is under the jones act and
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that’s where a crew member of a ship
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might get injured and then sues his
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employer
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in that instance they would be entitled
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to a jury trial but generally in most
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admiralty matters and all but save that
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one point there is no right to a jury
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trial

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