ABYC Marine Law Symposium rescheduled for April 10

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has rescheduled the Marine Law Symposium “Anatomy of an Accident” for April 10, 2018, in Charleston, South Carolina.

ABYC was forced to postpone the event from the original date, Jan. 9, due to the “bomb cyclone” winter storm, which shut down the Charleston airport for days.

Registration is now open to the public at www.abycinc.org/marinelaw. Fees are automatically transferred for those who previously registered; refunds will be given to those who cannot attend April 10.

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 Jeff Wasil, BRP-Evinrude engineering manager. “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 (CEUs) are available. Visit www.abycinc.org/marinlaw to learn more and register.

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