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June 19, 2015

Proving Negligence for Seaman Injuries Under the Jones Act

For traditional work-related injuries, such as injuries suffered by employees at construction sites or factories, employees are required to first file a claim with the workers’ […]
June 10, 2015

Back to the Basics – When Can an Injured Seaman Recover Money Damages Under the Jones Act?

A seaman may be entitled to money damages in a maritime accident. The Jones Act, found at 46 U.S.C.A. §688 (46 U.S.C. 30104), allows for a […]
June 2, 2015

New 5th Circuit Case Affects Rights of Seaman Injured While at Sea

Maintenance and cure are damages that have been recognized in Admiralty law for hundreds of years. Maintenance and cure damages allow for support of a seaman […]
March 24, 2015

Can you be a “Seaman” and covered under LHWCA at the same time?

In Maritime law, I have personally witnessed a vessel’s crew members receiving benefits under the LHWCA while seeking a lawyer for maintenance and cure under the […]
March 21, 2015

The German Kiel Canal Gate Severely Damaged

Germany’s Kiel Canal sustained damage at its gate when the Cypriot-flagged MV Saint George vessel collided with it, piercing the gate and sustaining damage to its own […]
March 20, 2015

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

The word is out on a new Alzheimer’s treatment that is looking to be the magic bullet in not only halting the disease’s progression, but reversing […]
March 19, 2015

Statoil Gets Ready to Drill in Russia in the Face of Sanctions

Statoil is gearing up to drill four wells in Russia even in the face of international sanctions. Two of thee wells are located in Western Siberia and […]
January 27, 2015

Good Times at Axion Labs Gas Chromatography Course, in Chicago, IL

I have spent the last four days attending a Gas Chromatography course at Axion Labs In Chicago, IL.  The experience has been invaluable to my practice as […]