Confidential Settlement Obtained in Jones Act Case

Served as lead counsel in a limitation of liability proceeding. The Plaintiff, a deckhand aboard Defendant’s tugboat, suffered a traumatic partial amputation of his foot when the vessel captain failed to discontinue a dangerous rigging operation. Defendant claimed that it was not responsible and filed a limitation of liability action to limit the Plaintiff’s damages to the value of the vessel. Plaintiff established that Defendant’s captain operated the vessel under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. Defendant agreed to settle the case for a confidential sum, which significantly exceeded the value of its vessel.

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