For the past week I have watched specials on television and read articles about the Korean ferry disaster when the Sewol capsized with several hundreds school children aboard.
On February 25, 2014, the Benefits Review Board rendered its decision in Smith v. Mt. Mitchell, LLC, ____BRBS____ (D.O.L. Ben. Rev. Bd. Feb. 25, 2014), which affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision and order, clarifying the meaning of the term “child” under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA).
Commercial Court Considers the Effect of a Paramount Clause Where the Hague-Visby Rules Were Compulsorily Applicable Under English Law
In Yemgas Fzco & Ors v Superior Pescadores S.A. Panama, (The Superior Pescadores)  EWHC 971 (Comm), the Commercial Court was asked to consider the effect of a paramount clause in circumstances where the Hague-Visby Rules were compulsorily applicable as a matter of English law (the law governing the contracts evidenced by the terms of the bill of lading).
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: EPA Electricity Generating Units; Beer, Grain & Cattle; Tax Exempt Organizations & Politics; Waters of the United States
Regulatory practice was illustrated by several specific actions in the past week, some of which have subtle implications.
The captain of the sunken ferry Korean ferry Sewol reportedly was one of the first to abandon ship and make it safely to shore.
The last two weeks has been an eye opener for knowledgeable tourists thinking of traveling to Roatan. A cruise line employee was gunned down near the port.
The “Bulk Uruguay”: No Anticipatory Breach Where Future Performance is Contingent On a Third Party’s Conduct
In Geden Operations v Dry Bulk Handy Holding Inc (The “Bulk Uruguay”)  EWCA 885, the Commercial Court, in rejecting an appeal under s.69 Arbitration Act 1996, considered the impact of words or conduct giving rise to uncertainty about future performance, the contingency of which rested upon the conduct of a third party, and whether this can amount to anticipatory breach of contract.
A number of people have sent me links to news sources in Roatan indicating that the local police arrested a 20 year old islander, identified as Cory Lee Beckner, as a suspect in the robbery of several cruise passengers and tourists.