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Crane boom fell on top of fisherman working at pier – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was employed as a seaman working as a member of the crew of commercial menhaden fishing vessel on the Chesapeake Bay. During the fishing operation, one of the nets developed a large hole and the crew was required to ...

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Seaman’s legs crushed by steel plates, amputation required – $3,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old Jones Act seaman, was working in the engineering department of a multi-national shipping company in a foreign port. He was asked by his employer’s agent, his superior in the chain of command, to assist with moving large ...

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Injured longshoreman settles after complex dec action – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff worked as a tanker man aboard a barge discharging oil at a dock. Defendants, who had limited insurance coverage for a seaman, took the position that plaintiff was a seaman. Plaintiff claimed he was a longshoreman. After a trial ...

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Shipyard bill may have unintended consequences (access required)

A controversial bill to remove state workers’ compensation protection for some shipyard employees could have the unintended effect of increasing negligence claims and lawsuits arising out of shipyard accidents, workers’ comp lawyers warn. Virginia shipyards narrowly won General Assembly approval ...

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Asbestos case tried under maritime and wrongful death law – $9,182,906 Verdict (access required)

A 68-year-old retired shipyard worker died from mesothelioma, which was allegedly caused by his use of John Crane Inc.’s asbestos gaskets and packing at the Newport News Shipyard, where he worked as a pipefitter and pipefitter foreman from 1962 to ...

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Cruise out of Control

A Virginia Beach lawyer hopes to steer clear of legal obstacles as she navigates the claims of a honeymooning couple who had to leap off a railing to escape the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship when it ran aground off ...

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Jury finds for defense on maritime injuries claim – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sued under maritime law for injuries to his back, knee and shoulder allegedly sustained while working as a commercial fisherman for the defendant. Plaintiff claimed that defendant failed to provide a proper ladder to use, failed to train the ...

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