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Puni-formity? The anomalous decision in Dutra Group v. Batterton (June 24, 2019)

In a long-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held in a 6-3 opinion penned by Justice Alito that punitive damages are not recoverable when tethered to a seaman’s unseaworthiness claim against a vessel owner: “We hold that a plaintiff may not recover punitive damages on a claim of unseaworthiness.”  Justice Alito further noted that […]

Who Is at Fault When You Are Injured on a Cruise and Is It Cruise Ship Negligence?

There are many ways in which a cruise ship injury and cruise ship negligence can happen. This includes accidents such as a slip and fall, water slide, other pool-related injuries, accidents on the dock, injuries when on off-ship excursions, or even sexual or physical assault. When there is an incident that involves an injured passenger, […]
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