Lawsuits

Trade Only follows developments in lawsuits that can have a significant effect on companies or sections of the worldwide marine industry.

Supreme Court tosses conviction in discarded-fish case

A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been prosecuted under a law targeting accounting fraud.

Cobalt vs. Sea Ray in patent lawsuit

Cobalt Boats LLC is suing Sea Ray Boats, alleging that the company infringed on Cobalt’s patent for a submersible swim step. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, contends that Sea Ray’s “reckless” infringement of the patent has caused Cobalt to lose sales.

Christensen Shipyards faces lawsuit from supplier

A supplier to Christensen Shipyards sued the Vancouver-based builder of custom yachts, saying the company failed to pay more than $966,000 for materials and equipment used in the construction of hulls, according to a Washington publication.

Key Biscayne files lawsuit over Miami show plans

The town of Key Biscayne, Fla., filed a lawsuit last week against the city of Miami over the city’s decision to redevelop the Miami Marine Stadium grounds to host the Miami International Boat Show next year.

Key Biscayne to sue over plans for new Miami show site

The National Marine Manufacturers Association was thrown yet another curveball as Key Biscayne made moves to sue the city of Miami over plans to hold the Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium in 2016.

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