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Felder Joins Carlos, Allin and Granata to Obtain Exoneration of Vessel Owners under LOLA Actions in Federal Court in Hawai'i, Arizona and Los Angeles

April 20, 2020

Otis Felder (Of Counsel-Los Angeles) worked with three other Admiralty & Marine attorneys to protect vessel owners' interests by initiating actions in federal court under the Limitation of Liability Act (LOLA).

  • In Hawai'i, Otis and Efrain Carlos (Partner-Miami) obtained a judgment exonerating a Maui catamaran owner in a case brought by a passenger who claimed she injured herself when she fell through an open and obvious hatch.
  • In Arizona, Otis and Taylor Allin (Associate-Phoenix) obtained exoneration in a suit following a houseboat fire while the vessel was refueling.
  • In Los Angeles, Otis and Valeria Granata (Associate-Los Angeles) obtained exoneration for a sailboat owner against claims by the charterer and her guest when he injured himself handling lines while departing Catalina.

In addition to getting cases into a federal forum, LOLA actions provide an effective means for expediated and cost-effective resolution.  

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