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ABYC reschedules marine law symposium

The American Boat and Yacht Council has rescheduled its Marine Law Symposium, themed “Anatomy of an Accident,” for April 10 in Charleston, S.C.

ABYC was forced to postpone the event from the original Jan. 9 date, due to the winter storm that shut down the Charleston airport for days.

Fees are automatically transferred for those who previously registered; refunds will be given to those who cannot attend April 10. Those wishing to attend who had not previously signed up can register here.

The full day agenda includes a review of five accidents and lawsuits that have implications for dealers, manufacturers, surveyors, accident investigators, expert witnesses and attorneys.

Additionally, marine law enforcement will examine types of accidents, reporting, what they provide if called into court, and what information attorneys have access to.

"Last year’s Marine Law Symposium was an excellent opportunity for marine manufacturers to be introduced to a plethora of legal liability concerns with respect to our products,” said BRP Evinrude engineering manager Jeff Wasil in a statement. “In fact, after attending the symposium last year, I was able to bring back some concerns which made an immediate impact on our products. I'm very much looking forward to the event this year and will for sure bring some of our legal folks along."

The registration fee is $399 until March 20. Eight Continuing Education Credits are available. 

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