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Washington State Court Rules On Punitive Damages In Maintenance and Cure Claim - Orders Icicle To Pay Injured Fisherman Over 2 Million Dollars
Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP has established a landmark decision for an injured seaman before the Washington State Supreme Court. The ruling yesterday declares that there is no pre-established arbitrary cap on a seaman’s right to punitive damages for the...Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP has...
It was the middle of the night when Columbia River Bar Capt. Debbie Dempsey fell overboard just west of the Columbia River Bar on March 5th. Capt. Dempsey had guided a grain ship over the treacherous bar and was climbing...It was the middle of the night when Columbia River Bar Capt. Debbie Dempsey...
Early Saturday morning an EPIRB signal set off a search for the Warrenton-based fishing vessel LADY CECILIA and its four member crew. Coast Guard helicopters located a debris field, oil slick, and life raft just north of the Columbia River,...Early Saturday morning an EPIRB signal set off a search...
The fishing vessel CHEVELLE collided with the jetty near Newport, Oregon on Friday and is reportedly breaking up in heavy weather. One witness described crab pots shifting on the vessel after it took a hard roll while crossing the bar....The fishing vessel CHEVELLE collided with the jetty near...
A crewman was washed overboard and presumed drowned from the 42-foot GLACIER SPIRIT on Friday. The accident happened near Sand Point, Alaska. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were reported to be 25 mph winds with 12-foot seas....A crewman was washed overboard and presumed drowned from...
The history of piracy is a long one, and piracy remains a threat in modern times. The potential for pirate attack may exist in any waters, but during the past decade it is Somali pirates along the east coast of...The history of piracy is a long one, and piracy remains a threat in modern times. The...
Too many casualties in the fishing industry, including amputations and death, are caused by unguarded machinery parts catching a worker’s fingers, limbs, clothing, or hair. Long hours with little rest, the fast pace of work, and rolling seas increase the...Too many casualties in the fishing...
Seaman’s Right to Maintenance and Cure Is Not Subject to Employer’s Demand for Independent Medical Exam
In March of 2011, in Tuyen Thanh Mai v. American Seafoods Company, LLC, the Washington State Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that American Seafoods Company (ASC) did not have the right to deny seaman Tuyen Thanh Mai maintenance and...In March of 2011, in Tuyen Thanh Mai v. American Seafoods...
BACKGROUND In the matter of Samson Ili vs. American Seafoods Company, LLC, and American Triumph, LCC, et al, a Washington Federal trial case, Samson Ili worked as a factory processor aboard F/T AMERICAN TRIUMPH for four years until February 9,...BACKGROUND In the matter of Samson Ili vs. American...
Beard Stacey & Jacobsen supports our local Navy service members and families through the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). NMCRS is a non-profit organization and, as such, programs are funded completely through charitable donations. NMCRS case workers are trained to...Beard Stacey &...