Public-private partnerships key to financing FDOT projects
Facilitating financing for projects by the Florida Department of Transportation is a wise move that will encourage important funding sources, write Fernando C. Alonso and Uriel Mendieta of Hunton & Williams.

Application of Jones Act may result in better working conditions for seamen
A Miami federal court jury decided that extreme, compulsory overwork of a ship’s crew member impaired his physical health and amounted to a shipboard condition for which the Jones Act is applicable.

As ports grow, so do opportunities for legal community
The legal community has an opportunity to guide companies through potential and actual litigation as they work to maneuver the changing legal landscape in the dynamic gateway region that is South Florida, writes Anitra Lanczi of Shutts & Bowen.

South Florida ground zero for battle to keep cruising safe
No trend in transportation has seen as significant an increase in serious personal injuries and deaths as the cruise industry, leading to the questions of “Why?” and “What is being done to make cruising safer?”