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Jones Act Federal Circuits' & State Decisions - 7th Circuit
Thursday, 11 March 2010 21:31
Case Name: Carter McEuen v. Lower Illinois Towing Co., et al.
Date Decided: February 11, 2010
Court: U.S.D.C. Central District of Illinois
Judge: Judge Scott
Citation: 2010 WL 569900 (C.D.Ill.)

Background:
Before this Court was defendants', Cargill Incorporated, American Commercial Lines, motions for summary judgment.

Plaintiff, Carter McEuen, was  injured while opening a roll-top barge cover as a deckhand aboard the M/V Tom Edwards, owned and operated by Lower Illinois Towing Company.  Lower Illinois was McEuen's employer.

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Jones Act Federal Circuits' & State Decisions - 7th Circuit
Thursday, 11 March 2010 21:27
Case Name: In re: National Maintenance & Repair, Inc.
Date Decided: February 3, 2010
Court: U.S.D.C. Southern District of Illinois
Judge: Chief Judge Herndon
Citation: 2010 WL 456758 (S.D.Ill.)

Background:
National Maintenance and Repair, filed an Amended Complaint for exoneration from or limitation of liability pursuant to 46 U.S.C. §181 seeking to limit its liability to $30,000 the alleged value of their interest in the vessel.

The Complaint alleged that the M/V Hanford Beaver sank, which may have resulted in damages or injury to Vincent Ray Deering (the plaintiff in the underlying cause of action) and other members aboard the M/V Hartford who were employees of National Maintenance.

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Jones Act Federal Circuits' & State Decisions - 7th Circuit
Thursday, 11 March 2010 21:21
Case Name: Brett Kurpiel v. Calumet River Fleeting
Date Decided: February 17, 2010
Court: U.S.D.C. N.D. Illinois
Judge: Judge Dow, Jr.
Citation: 2010 WL 582647 (N.D.Ill.)

Background:
Plaintiff, Brett Kurpiel, filed this action under the Jones Act alleging he sustained injuries while working for defendant, Calumet River Fleeting, Inc. Kurpiel alleged his injuries were a result of Calumet's negligence and unseaworthiness of their vessel.

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Jones Act Federal Circuits' & State Decisions - 7th Circuit
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 04:17
Case Name: Michael Sherwood v. Marquette Transportation Company, LLC, and Bluegrass Marine LLC.
Date Decided: November 23, 2009
Court: United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit
Judge: Chief Judge Easterbrook
Citation: 2009 WL 4016607

Background:
Deckhand, Micael Sherwood ("Sherwood") brought this action against his employers seeking recovery under the Jones Act and general maritime law for injuries he allegedly sustained during his employment.

Sherwood alleged he suffered an injury while working as a deckhand who's vessels travel on the Mississippi River. Sherwood has asked for arbitration.

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Jones Act Federal Circuits' & State Decisions - 7th Circuit
Thursday, 26 November 2009 07:04
Case Name: National Maintenance & Repair v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, et al.
Date Decided: November 13, 2009
Court: Appellate Court of Illinois
Judge: Judge Hoffman
Citation: 2009 WL 3838896 (Ill. App. 5 Dist.)

Background:
National Maintenance and Repair appealed from an order of the circuit court which confirmed a decision by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission ("Commission") awarding Roger Gale ("Gale") benefits under the Worker's Compensation Act ("Act").

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