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.
Trade Only follows developments in lawsuits that can have a significant effect on companies or sections of the worldwide marine industry.
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.
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.
Michigan-based manufacturer PSI Marine had its first court appearance since filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against docking-system company Slidemoor.
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.
The Nautique Boat Co. will pay for past use and for a royalty-bearing license for future use of Malibu Boat’s wakesurfing technology.
An appeals court in Belgium denied a trademark infringement appeal from a Belgian dealer and an importer and upheld a decision that favored LaserPerformance.
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.
Cobalt Boats LLC is suing Sea Ray Boats, saying the company has infringed on Cobalt’s patent for a submersible swim step.
A South Florida man who two years ago won a U.S. Supreme Court case over the difference between a floating home and a vessel lost a legal battle against the city of Riviera Beach.