The story of Tommy Thompson manages to call into question whether the laws of salvage "may need to be updated for the moder age." Part I of this article focuses on the timeline of Thompson’s particular salvage; from his success in currying favor from local investors to his recent arrest and extradition to Ohio. Part II focuses on the evolution of the laws of salvage and finds, as applied to both international and domestic salvage. Part III discusses whether those laws still make sense, or whether there needs to be an inquiry made into a new model.
Nothing Gold Can Stay? How Tommy Thompson Lost His Golden Ticket and Gained Decades of Legal Turmoil,
Ocean & Coastal L.J.
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