Mealey's Labor & Employment - 11th Circuit: Jones Act Does Not Cover Injuries Caused By Work Stress

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 11th Circuit: Jones Act Does Not Cover Injuries Caused By Work Stress

ATLANTA - An injury allegedly caused by work-related stress is not cognizable under the Jones Act, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 15, reversing a trial court's denial of a motion for a judgment as a matter of law (William C. Skye v. Maersk Line, Limited Corporation, d.b.a. Maersk Line Limited, No. 12-16433, 11th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 9017).

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