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Texas: Issue of Jones Act “Vessel” Status is Fact-Intensive
Posted on 17 Aug 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Noting that whether a vessel is or is not “in navigation” for Jones Act purposes is a fact-intensive question normally for the jury, and not the court, to decide, a Texas court reversed a state trial court’s decision granting summary... Read More

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US: Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Spar is Not a “Vessel”; Jones Act Claim Fails
Posted on 1 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A worker employed on “the Mad Dog,” an oil and gas spar platform in the Gulf of Mexico on the Outer Continental Shelf and injured when he was testing one of the Mad Dog’s lifeboats was not a “seaman” under the Jones Act and... Read More

Federal: 5th Circuit Finds Offshore Platform Welder Was Not “Seaman” for Jones Act Purposes
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a borrowing employer who had been sued by its borrowed employee, a welder, after the welder sustained injuries when gasses exploded while... Read More