Confidential Settlement in Jones Act Case

Served as first chair trial attorney in Jones Act case involving allegations that Defendant failed to provide safe ingress and egress to one of its captains, leading to a fall while the captain was boarding his ship. Defendant claimed the accident never occurred or, in the alternative, that the captain was responsible for his fall. The parties reached a confidential settlement after several days of trial. The total settlement amount was more than three times Defendant’s last pretrial settlement offer.

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