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Negligence – Injured Seaman – Jones Act – Prejudgment Interest (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a Jones Act award of $150,000 to a seaman who injured his back when he slipped and fell on fish slime and gurry on the dock near defendant’s fishing charter operating out of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but vacates the district court’s award of prejudgment interest. To prevail on a Jones Act ...