Bercaw Blogs on Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims


Jim Bercaw has authored a maritime blog post on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' recent decision that Jones Act Seamen can recover punitive damages for their employer's willful and wanton breach of the general maritime duty to provide a seaworthy vessel, in McBride v. Estis Well Serv., L.L.C., No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. Oct. 2, 2013).

The post appears on King Krebs & Jurgens' Offshore Winds legal blog for marine and energy businesses.      

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