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Jason P. Minkin, Jonathan A. Cipriani, and Melissa A. Sereda author a note “On The Sea, But Not A Seaman,” appearing in Insurance Marine News

February 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, Recent Successes

Jason P. Minkin, Jonathan A. Cipriani, and Melissa A. Sereda authored a note appearing in Insurance Marine News entitled On The Sea, But Not A Seaman.  The article examines a recent US Court decision addressing the remedies available to maritime workers under the Jones Act and general maritime law.

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BatesCarey Obtains 9th Circuit Ruling Affirming $3.3 Million Award for Reimbursement of Settlement Amounts Paid in Molestation Settlements

February 2019 | Category: News

BatesCarey’s Adam H. Fleischer, Mark G. Sheridan and Michael H. Passman obtained a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirming a subrogation award in the amount of $2.6 million plus approximately $750,000 in prejudgment interest in connection with amounts paid in molestations settlements. 

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On the Sea, But Not A Seaman: When Maritime Workers Can Bring Claims Under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law

February 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

While the Jones Act and general maritime law provide injured maritime workers with remedies, these remedies, as reflected in a recent federal decision and the precedents it follows, are not available to every maritime worker who sustains an injury on the water. In Ross v. W&T Offshore, Inc., 2018 WL 6492762 (E.D. La. Dec. 10, 2018) (slip copy), the court, reinforcing the threshold requirements necessary for seeking relief under the Jones Act and general maritime law, rejected the contention that an employee injured on an oil platform permanently affixed to the sea floor can seek recovery under either the Jones Act or general maritime law.

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