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Category: Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

Carnival Cruise Lines Fined for Attempting to Prevent a Crew Member from Having a Jury Decide His Injury Claim in an American Court

December 1, 2010 Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

As we reported in our article Court Requires Carnival Cruise Lines to Produce Contract in Order to Force an Injured Seaman Crew Member Employee to Arbitrate His Claim, a Miami Federal Court denied Carnival Cruise Lines’ attempt to preclude its crew member’s right to have a jury of his peers […]

Cruise Lines and Shipping Companies are Liable for Injuries under the Jones Act for Assigning Crew Jobs which are Too Physically Demanding

October 30, 2010 Commercial Fishermen Claims

Given the nature of working aboard ships, many times captains or officers require crew to undertake jobs which they are not physically suited to perform. Often times, crew members are already sick or injured, and due to short staffing, are required to continue their job duties. Our maritime attorneys have […]

Carnival Cruise Lines Ordered to Pay Attorney Fees for Improperly Attempting to Force a Crew Member to Arbitrate His Personal Injury Claim

October 18, 2010 Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

We reported on August 9, 2010 that Brais & Brais was successful in obtaining a ruling from a Miami, Florida Federal Court finding Carnival Cruise Lines cannot force a crew member to arbitrate his personal injury claim without producing a signed arbitration agreement covering the employment period for which the […]