The estate of a seaman who died from mesothelioma was entitled to recover compensation for his pre-death pain and suffering, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.
A cruise ship employee was not required to arbitrate common-law personal injury claims arising from her alleged rape by co-workers, the 11th Circuit has ruled.
Although the case was closer than expected, attorneys who represent railroad workers are applauding the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that applied a relaxed causation standard to injury claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act.
A Virginia jury has awarded $25 million to a merchant seaman who said the shipping company he worked for fired him after failing to respond properly to his allegation that he had been sexually assaulted by South Korean policemen.
A bill that would amend the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) to increase possible compensation for families of workers who die in oil rig explosions has passed the House.