The United States Supreme Court Rules that Punitive Damages are not Allowed on Unseaworthiness Claims

On June 24, 2019 the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Dutra Group v. Batterton, 139 S.Ct. 2275 588 U.S. _______ (2019).  The case involved a crewmember who sued his maritime employer due to a physical injury suffered aboard the employer’s vessel. The crewmember sued the employer asserting a variety of claims, including […]

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