Friday, April 1, 2011

11th Circuit Rules Contract Has "Genuinely Salty Flavor."



You know what, you guys all have dirty minds.

That was absolutely not what I was thinking.

All I was doing is accurately transmitting this ruling from the 11th that a noted researcher can properly bring suit against a shipwreck treasure-hunting outfit because the claims are cognizable in admiralty:
In relevant part, the district court concluded that Bray failed to set out a claim cognizable in admiralty jurisdiction because, “[a]lthough both Bray’s research and Odyssey’s obligation to pay pertain to the location of a ship, neither the research agreement nor the purported oral agreement amount to a maritime contract.” This was so, the court reasoned, “because neither contract involves maritime commerce.” We cannot agree.

Rather, we conclude “that ‘the [contracts] here ha[ve] a more genuinely salty flavor.’”
Yep, and some people like it that way!

You can learn more about the Merchant Royal here, and about Odyssey's fascinating treasurequests here.

3 comments:

  1. You always can tell when it's Friday here.

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  2. Some say salty, some say sweeeeet!

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