Wounded United States Court of appeals court closes door to cruise lines crew

A Federal appellate circuit court in Atlanta has ruled that a United States crewmember must arbitrate his personal injury claim. This case involved a lead trumpeter who worked for a Miami, Florida based cruise line based aboard a cruise ship whose home port is Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. At the time of the injury, the cruise ship sailed two routes. A Western Caribbean route which called on Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico and an Eastern Caribbean route which called on the United States Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and St. Maarten. No matter which route the cruise ship took, it always began and concluded the voyage in Ft. Lauderdale.

Wounded United States Court of appeals court closes door to cruise lines crewFederal Circuit Court of appeals in Atlanta ruled that United States crews had to arbitration of his claims for personal injury. This case involved lead trumpeter for the Miami, based cruise of its home port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based cruise ship. At the time of the injury, patrol boat had sailed two routes. Western route, calling on Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico and called for the United States Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and East of St Maarten Caribbean routes. Regardless of which route cruise, sailing it always starts and ends in Fort Lauderdale.

Cruise lines crew brought him in personal injury claims employers claiming it failed to provide him with proper medical service, under the Federal Jones Act and maritime employers ‘ obligation to provide medical services for injured seafarers requirement. Allow: flight attendants said the ship is not seaworthy. Cruise line asked the Court to dismiss the lawsuit, forcing arbitration in accordance with the contract of employment, require all disputes, “means to solve entirely by mandatory binding arbitration, under the United Nations Convention [sic] to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Trial court dismissed appeals litigation and arbitration and crew.

Wounded United States Court of appeals court closes door to cruise lines crew

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