Stay in Maritime Law

Note: There is more information on maritime/admiralty law here.

The following is a definition of Stay, produced by Tetley, in the context of admiralty law: A procedure whereby a court does not dismiss an action or dismisses it conditionally on grounds of forum non conveniens (see this maritime law term in this legal dictionary). See Arctic Explorer, 590 F. Supp. 1346 at p. 1361, 1984 AMC 2413 at p. 2434 (S.D. Tex. 1984); but retains jurisdiction (see this maritime law term in this legal dictionary)and calls on the plaintiff to take suit in the more convenient forum. The conditions are usually that the defendant agree to appear in the foreign court within a certain delay, accept jurisdiction there and agree to any final judgment. See Tetley, Int’l C. of L., 1994 at pp. 529, 802-803 and 819; Tetley, Int’l. M. & A. L., 2003 at pp. 312-313.


See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Capital Punishment.
  • Meaning of Stay in the U.S. Legal System

    Definition of Stay published by the National Association for Court Management: A court order halting a judicial proceeding.

    Stay (Criminal Judicial Process)




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