Norwegian marine electronics manufacturer Navico said today that the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Swiss competitor Garmin’s DownVu scanning sonar products violate Navico’s U.S. patents for DownScan Imaging technology.
Trade Only follows developments in lawsuits that can have a significant effect on companies or sections of the worldwide marine industry.
Plymouth, England-based luxury yacht builder Princess Yachts is embroiled in a court case in the United Kingdom involving the choice of a contractor that a senior executive hired.
Gunboat International, a North Carolina builder of high-end carbon fiber sailing catamarans, is suing a yard in China it had contracted to build its largest models, saying some work was never done and that the yard refused to pay warranty claims on other poorly constructed yachts.
Mustang Survival said it is voluntarily recalling two selected models of inflatable personal flotation devices made in Canada between September 2014 and September 2015.
China-based Hudson Yacht and Marine Industries blamed design flaws in Gunboat International’s models, not builder error, for problems that resulted in warranty claim disputes and eventually in Gunboat filing a lawsuit against HYM.
China-based Hudson Yachts and Marine Industries Inc. is “vehemently” denying allegations in a lawsuit filed in Rhode Island’s U.S. District Court by Gunboat International alleging that HYM produced subpar Gunboat models, refused to perform warranty work on them and then launched a competing “knockoff” brand.
Gunboat International, a North Carolina builder of luxury carbon fiber sailing catamarans, is suing a yard in China that it had contracted to build its largest models, saying some work was never done and that the yard refused to pay warranty claims on other poorly constructed yachts it had built — allegedly costing the company…more
Five former employees of the Bradenton Yacht Club filed a collective action lawsuit against the club, arguing that the club failed to pay Florida’s full minimum wage to servers and bartenders, who also had other duties.
An administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission has ruled in favor of Johnson Outdoors in a dispute with Garmin.
Garmin International, a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd., said today that an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission issued an initial determination in an investigation that Navico Holdings AS brought against Garmin.