A Bad Way to Lose a Case

Suppose you were hurt in a shipboard or fishing boat accident and have a Jones Act (or Unseaworthiness) claim. You message your girlfriend from the hospital and tell her all about it – there’s a long thread of detailed messages, you telling what happened, maybe saying...

Covid and the Mariner

COVID and the MarinerA seaman covered by the Jones Act contracts Covid from another crewmember and dies. Is the ship liable to the sailor’s estate, under either the Jones Act or the Unseaworthiness doctrine? Here’s a brief recap of the remedies available to an injured...

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