Who We Are
Waterway Black P.A. is a trial firm based in Fort Lauderdale. We represent companies and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation throughout Florida. Our clients depend on our counsel and support from claim investigation and analysis through trial in state and federal courts. We offer experienced advocacy and outstanding service to clients in the areas of business litigation, personal injury, product liability, railroad defense, transportation litigation, moving company lawsuits, coordinating counsel/litigation management, and risk management.
Before forming Waterway Black in 2013, our founding partners built successful trial practices at a sophisticated international litigation and business law firm. Combining this background with a passion for client service, a zeal for efficiency, and a flair for law and courtroom technology, the attorneys of Waterway Black are ideally positioned to achieve best possible results on a small business budget.
Waterway Black P.A. to sponsor the Underwater Bar Association in 2015
Dismissal from the United States District Court for Breach of Contract
Waterway Black P.A. recently obtained a dismissal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of our client, an individual and principal of an underwater archeology company. The individual was sued for three counts breach of contract and fraud in admiralty for alleged wrongdoings relating to a salvage operation for treasure from a shipwreck in the waters of the Dominican Republic. The District Court agreed with Waterway Black’s argument that the individual was not an alter ego of the corporation, and therefore the three breach of contract claims must be dismissed.
The court also agreed that the fraud claim was inappropriately pled and dismissed on these grounds. Notably, however, the court agreed with Waterway Black’s analysis that the maritime economic loss rule is applicable to fraud claims. While the court chose not to apply the maritime economic loss rule to this particular set of facts, the opinion solidified an otherwise somewhat grey area of law regarding whether the maritime economic loss rule applies to intentional torts such as fraud. The full opinion is available on WestLaw at R/V Beacon, LLC v. Underwater Archeology & Exploration Corp., 2014 WL 4930645 (S.D. Florida October 1, 2014).
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