Jones Act Status Limited – Land-Based Welder Not a Seaman

Since Congress never defined the term “seaman,” the definition of and distinction between employees entitled to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation... More

MBLB Wins Summary Dismissal of Negligence and Unseaworthiness Claims

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is defending a lawsuit in which an experienced captain brought suit against his employer for injuries allegedly sustained while... More

Punitive Damages Awarded Against a Jones Act Seaman

In what is believed to be a case of first impression, a jury in federal court in Illinois has awarded punitive damages against a... More

Collateral Source Rule Does Not Apply to Cure Expenses; Attorney’s Fee Claim Reversed

It is well established under the General Maritime Law that a seaman who becomes injured or ill while in the service of the vessel... More