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Supreme Court Set to Decide: Is it a House or a Boat?

Not quite a house boat, whether a structure on the sea indefinitely moored to and receiving power from the shore qualifies as a vessel is set to have profound implications for maritime law


When Riviera Beach seized and later destroyed Fane Lozman's floating home, no one expected it would create a legal battle that will have profound implications for the nation's maritime industry.

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the case on Monday, spurred by Lozman, a self-described "corruption fighter" who made his fortune in the commodities trade and his reputation for activism in North Bay Village and Riviera Beach.