David Weil is licensed to practice law in the state of California and, as such, some of the information provided in this column may not be applicable in a jurisdiction outside of California. Please note also that no two legal situations are alike, and it is impossible to provide accurate legal advice without knowing all the facts of a particular situation. Therefore, the information provided in this column should not be regarded as individual legal advice, and readers should not act upon this information without seeking the opinion of an attorney in their home state.
David Weil is the managing attorney at Weil & Associates (weilmaritime.com) in Long Beach. He is an adjunct professor of Admiralty Law at Loyola University Law School, is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is former legal counsel to the California Yacht Brokers Association.
I am in the middle of a complicated dispute with a former friend over a boat that we owned as
Last month, my boat was struck by another boat while in the slip. The damage was substantial, and the repair
I have been reading about an incident in September where a French America’s Cup catamaran broke loose from its mooring
I recently bought a boat over the Internet. I never saw the boat in person before the purchase, but I
My wife and I own a 37-foot power boat that we have put up for sale, and we would like
I would like to use my boat as a dockside platform for catered meetings — sort of a floating conference
I am a licensed captain and a partner in a company that operates a six-pack sportfishing boat. My partner owns
I took my boat to a yard earlier this year and experienced a series of problems that ultimately led to
We ran out of fuel a couple miles away from our marina, and I am now involved in a dispute
Our marina is located adjacent to a waterfront hotel. The hotel has a personal watercraft and speedboat rental shop at