Vincenzo Authors Blog Post on Fifth Circuit Holding in Meche v. Douret

02.12.2015

Mike Vincenzo has authored a blog post about Meche v. Douret, in which the Fifth Circuit clarifies rules on seamen who provide false information during pre-employment physicals.The holding does not change prior case law holding that misrepresentations made to unrelated previous employers will not impact the seaman’s right to recover. However, the case is a conservative extension of the McCorpen rule, which is one of the few vehicles a maritime employer or ship owner can use to defeat a maintenance and cure claim.

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

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