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No Maritime Suit for Fishing Boat Slip & Fall (access required)

A plaintiff suing for injuries from a slip and fall on a recreational fishing vessel has not established federal maritime jurisdiction and the Newport News U.S. District Court dismisses her personal injury suit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. In order to establish federal maritime jurisdiction, a party must satisfy both the “location test” and the ...