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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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