Loss of Household Services in Jones Act Cases

Published by The Pellegrin Firm August 2, 2020

On October 1, 2019, a U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee-Nashville Division, ruled on whether a Jones Act plaintiff may recover damages for the loss of his household services. The court had to determine if a Jones Act plaintiff can recover such damages based on personal injury rather than death.

Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment on Liability to Injured Carnival Cruise Passenger Seeking Damages Under Maritime Law

Published by The Pellegrin Firm December 29, 2019

In a recent decision dated November 22, 2019, a federal judge in the Southern District of Florida denied summary judgment for an injured cruise ship passenger seeking a ruling declaring Carnival Cruises negligent in her case. More specifically, the plaintiff sought a ruling from the court that Carnival had actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition that caused her injury.