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Blogs Posted in September

How the Jones Act Affects the US Navy

Since 1920, the Merchant Marine Act has served to protect workers on vessels between American ports. By doing this, protections that on-shore workers get to experience are also given to those working on ships traveling between United States ports. Besides protecting Merchant Marines from employer negligence, this law introduced several restrictions on American maritime trade that focused on ...
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Arnold & Itkin filed suit on behalf of a contractor severely burned in a fire at the John Bludworth shipyard in Corpus Christi, Texas. An electrical box that had previously had problems caught fire again and burned the worker over several parts of his body and required a lengthy hospital stay. Burn injuries are some of the costliest injuries any person can suffer. Between weeks of hospitalization, ...
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