Judge Fallon Enforces Post-Accident Venue Selection Agreement in Jones Act Case

Venue selection agreements can provide maritime employers some certainty with respect to the venue where they will be subject to employee litigation. Judge Fallon... More

Georges Legrand and Michael Neuner Obtain Defense Judgment in Hotly Contested Maritime Death Case

Congratulations to Georges Legrand and Michael Neuner! Since 2020, Georges and Michael have been defending a double death maritime case in which several crew... More

Death on the High Seas

The recent implosion of the OceanGate’s submersible Titan has drawn international attention to the safety of deep ocean exploration. The circumstances that led to... More

Dan Hoerner’s Latest WorkBoat Article: Stop-work Authority is a Win-win

Many view stop-work authority as an underused or hollow “feel good” practice that should rarely be implemented. But this proactive safety measure should be... More

Which Workers’ Compensation Law Applies?

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

Supreme Court Defines “Waters of the United States”

In a case arising under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1521, et seq. (“CWA”), the Supreme Court has examined the meaning of the... More

Southern District of Texas Opinion on Recoverable Maintenance and Cure for Boat Captain

In an Order issued last month by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in the case, Moran v. Signet... More

Ruling Final: Welding Foreman Not a Seaman According to Louisiana State Courts

We previously issued a post regarding a welding foreman at a shipyard on the Mississippi River who brought claims under the Jones Act for... More

Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Punitive Damages to Jones Act Seaman

A jury in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana recently awarded a Jones Act seaman approximately $3.2 million in... More

Third Circuit Holds The Bremen’s Framework Applies to Choice-of-Law Provisions in Marine Insurance Contracts

In a recent case, Great Lakes Ins. SE v. Raiders Retreat Realty Co., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit addressed whether,... More