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Category: Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

Spouses of Injured Crew Members Are Now Able to Bring Lawsuits for Their Hurt Loved Ones

December 29, 2011 Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

For years courts have denied the ability of injured crew members’ spouses to bring lawsuits for loss of consortium against ship owners. Given the recent Supreme Court decision of Townsend v. Atlantic Sounding, courts are allowing spouses of hurt seafarers to bring lawsuits to recover damages caused by shipboard accidents. […]