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LOZMAN v. RIVERA BEACH, FL

Docket No.: 11-626
Certiorari Granted: Feb 21 2012
Argued: October 1, 2012
Decided: January 15, 2013

PartyNames: Fane Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, Florida
Petitioner: Fane Lozman
Respondent: The City of Riviera Beach, Florida

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: 649 F.3d 1259
Supreme Court Docket
Supreme Court Observer Blog Post for LOZMAN v. RIVERA BEACH, FL

Fane Lozman
v.
The City of Riviera Beach, Florida
Question Presented:

Whether a floating structure that is indefinitely moored receives power and other utilities from shore and is not intended to be used in maritime transportation or commerce constitutes a "vessel" under 1 U.S.C. ยง 3, thus triggering federal maritime jurisdiction.

Note:

RIVERA BEACH, FL ORDER OF AUGUST 14, 2012 THE PARTIES ARE DIRECTED, AND THE SOLICITOR GENERAL IS INVITED, TO FILE LETTER BRIEFS ADDRESSING THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: "THE RES IN THIS PUTATIVE IN REM ADMIRALTY PROCEEDING WAS SOLD AT JUDICIAL AUCTION IN EXECUTION OF THE DISTRICT COURT'S JUDGMENT ON A MARITIME LIEN AND MARITIME TRESPASS CLAIM, PETN

LOZMAN v. RIVERA BEACH, FL
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 1, 2012

Listen to Oral Argument in LOZMAN v. RIVERA BEACH, FL
Holding: REVERSED
Vote: 7-2
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LOZMAN v. RIVERA BEACH, FL
Case Documents

1SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
2Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3Oral Argument Audio
4Petitioner's Reply Brief (PDF)
5Petitioner's Brief (PDF)
6BRIEF OF MARITIME LAW PROFESSORS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
7BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING PETITIONER
8BRIEF OF THE AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
9BRIEF FOR THE SEATTLE FLOATING HOMES ASSOCIATION AND THE FLOATING HOMES ASSOCIATION OF SAUSALITO AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
10Respondent's Brief (PDF)
11Respondent's Supplemental Brief (PDF)
12BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE PROFESSOR KEVIN M. CLERMONT IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
13BRIEF OF UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS OF AMERICA AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
14BRIEF FOR THE MARITIME LAW ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING RESPONDENT
15BRIEF OF THIRTY-SIX ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW PROFESSORS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
16BRIEF OF NATIONAL MARINEBANKERS ASSOCIATION AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
17Slip Opinion in LOZMAN v. RIVERA BEACH, FL (Opinion by Justice Stephen G. Breyer)