The Marshall Islands Supreme Court panel of three judges held its session in Majuro last week with one new face on the team.
The RMI Supreme Court session last Wednesday handled four civil matters, but in contrast to the majority of past Supreme Court sessions, none of these involved disputes among Marshall Islanders.
All of the cases involved companies registered in the Marshall Islands through the nation’s corporate or ship register, suggesting the impact on the courts of the continuous growth of the RMI’s ship and corporate registries.
Headed by Chief Justice Daniel Cadra, the Supreme Court panel included Michael Seabright, Chief US District Judge for the District of Hawaii, and newcomer to the RMI Supreme Court Richard Seeborg, a US District Judge for the Northern District of California.
Cadra has been the Chief Justice of the RMI Supreme Court since 2003. When he is not acting in his part-time capacity on the Supreme Court, he is an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Alaska focusing on civil litigation.
Read more about this in the June 29, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.