Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Vacates Award, Finds U.S. Maritime Law Applies To Seaman's Claims

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Vacates Award, Finds U.S. Maritime Law Applies To Seaman's Claims

BALTIMORE - After finding that U.S. general maritime law afforded a seaman causes of action against various shipping entities for unseaworthiness and negligence and that an arbiter's decision failed to address their accountability for maintenance and cure, a Maryland federal judge on Aug. 7 granted the seaman's petition to vacate the Philippine arbitration award (Potenciano L. Aggarao Jr. v. Mol Ship Management Co., Ltd., et al., No. 09-3106, D. Md.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108692).

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