Class Action Suit Filed in Hawaii to Declare Jones Act Unconstitutional

Dear gCaptain- As you know, in and around 1916, Senator Wesley Jones, then a Senator from the great state of Washington urged the adoption of what has commonly referred to as the Jones Act. There are two main “sides” to the Jones Act. First, as you know, the Jones Act provides a ‘vehicle' for an injured seaman to be fairly compensated for injuries caused … [Read more...]

Jones Act Case Study: Scott Walter Maziar

Case Name: Scott Walter Maziar v. State of Washington and Department of Corrections Date Decided: August 25, 2009 Court: Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 2 Judge: Judge Armstrong Citation: 2009 WL 2602300 (Wash.App.Div.2) Background: Petitioner, Scott Walter Mazier ("Mazier") brought federal maritime tort claims against his employer the Department of Corrections … [Read more...]

Jones Act Case Study: George “Jorge” Casas v U.S. Joiner, LLC and Northrup Gumman Ship Systems Inc.

Case Name: George "Jorge" Casas v U.S. Joiner, LLC and Northrup Gumman Ship Systems Inc. Date Decided: August 7, 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. Southern District of Mississippi Judge: Judge Guirola Jr. Citation: 2009 WL 2448586 Background: Before this Court were Motions to Dismiss and Summary Judgment filed by Defendant, U.S. Joiner LLC ("Joiner"). Plaintiff, George Casas … [Read more...]