Jones Act Personal Injury Defense - Amos Chauvin v. Antill Pipeline Construction Company, et al.
Mr. Cass and Mr. Hale obtained a defense judgment in a Jones Act case in which their client was sued for damages due to a severe hand injury requiring seven surgeries. The plaintiff, a tugboat captain, injured his right hand when he slipped and fell aboard the defendant's vessel. He claimed that his accident was caused because his employer was negligent and the vessel unseaworthy; however, Mr. Cass and Mr. Hale argued that the accident was the plaintiff's sole fault. The judge agreed with the defense and the plaintiff was denied any damages.
Amos Chauvin v. Antill Pipeline Construction Company, et al., USDC EDLA #09-5923 "K" (2).