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Author: Keith S. Brais

Cruise Lines Cannot Force their Crew Members to Arbitrate Jones Act Negligence Claims in Foreign Countries

August 27, 2010 Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

A Federal District Court recently determined Princess Cruise Lines cannot require its injured crew members to arbitrate their Jones Act negligence claims in Bermuda. Crew members have the statutory right to select where the cruise line resides, where the cause of action arose, or anywhere the cruise line does business […]

Florida Supreme Court Allows Commercial Fishermen to Recover Lost Profits Caused by Polluters

August 25, 2010 Commercial Fishermen

In the landmark decision of Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC., the Florida Supreme Court recently determined commercial fishermen have both statutory strict liability and common law negligence claims to recover damages caused by discharge of pollutants into Florida’s waters. Given the recent events in the Gulf of Mexico, marine pollution […]