Jury Trials Affected by Unification of Civil and Admiralty Rules

The Supplemental Admiralty Rules to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure apply to the procedure for admiralty and maritime claims.[i] As a result of the unification of admiralty and other civil actions, a district court considering admiralty claims, can apply all statutory powers, whether deriving from law, equity, or admiralty.[ii]

In Farrell Lines v. Ceres Terminals, 161 F.3d 115 (2d Cir. N.Y. 1998), the court observed that the unification of admiralty and other civil actions recognize the authority of district courts to issue injunctions.  The power of an admiralty court to grant injunctive relief remains severely circumscribed.[iii]

[i] USCS Admiralty and Maritime Claims R A

[ii] Farrell Lines v. Ceres Terminals, 161 F.3d 115 (2d Cir. N.Y. 1998)

[iii] Eddie S.S. Co. v. P.T. Karana Line, 739 F.2d 37, 40 (2d Cir. 1984)


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