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Circuit Split Encourages Forum Shopping By Injured Seamen

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Circuit Split Encourages Forum Shopping By Injured Seamen

Law360 (November 20, 2018, 2:18 PM EST) — There is a split of authority in the circuit courts regarding whether a merchant seaman can recover punitive damages for the common law maritime claim of unseaworthiness. The Fifth Circuit, in…

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