Maritime Injuries

$1.6 Million Settlement Reached in Case of Towboat Deckhand Death on the Ohio River

Press Release Schlichter Bogard & Denton 09/23/2014 In a case involving laws unique to federal maritime practice, a $1.6 million settlement has been reached and approved by a federal court on July 10, 2014. On December 17, 2011, Christopher Mink… Read More

Mariner Loses Foot in Gruesome Towing Accident: 12-Hour Rule Violation Proven in Court

National Mariners Association 11/02/2011 Letter to the Association from Nelson G. Wolff [emphasis added by National Mariners Association] Richard A. Block National Mariners Association 124 North Van Ave. Houma, LA 70363 Re: Kenneth Mercer v. Chem… Read More

$650,000 Settlement Obtained for Family of 18 year old ACBL Deckhand Crushed during Accident

Schlichter Bogard & Denton 01/10/2008 Joseph Hulen was a deckhand for American Commercial Barge Lines (ACBL) on a tow boat when he was killed on November 2, 2002. He was survived by his parents. Joe had hoped to follow in his father's footsteps as… Read More

$700,000 Settlement for Bluegrass Marine Worker

Schlichter Bogard & Denton 01/10/2008 In June of 2007, Schlichter Bogard & Denton, in a case handled by Nelson Wolff, obtained a settlement valued at approximately $700,000 for Chief towboat engineer Charles Blaine, Jr., who suffered back injuries… Read More

Unsafe Work Practice Disables Mariner: $700,000 Federal Court Verdict Against ACBL in favor of Mate Injured While Jerking Wire

GCMA News The Voice for Mariners 06/30/2005 On May 13, 2005, an Illinois Federal Court ordered American Commercial Barge Line, LLC. (ACBL) to pay almost $710,000 to Dennis Shreve for back injuries he suffered from a work related injury in November… Read More

Jury Awards Former ACBL Employee $708,000

The Evening News Business Clark County's Newspaper 05/25/2005 Taking StockFrom staff reports Jeffersonville A U.S. District Court jury in Illinois has awarded a Hartford, Ky. Man $708,000 in a suit against Jeffersonville-based American Commercial… Read More

Jury Awards $950,000 To Family of Engineer

The Waterways Journal Vol.116 No.28 10/07/2003 American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL) is seeking a new trial after a jury returned major verdict against the company in a lawsuit involving towboat manning. Following a two week trial, a St.… Read More