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Maritime Injury News

$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 was killed while working as a deckhand for C&B Marine on the M/V Anna C […]

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 Carriers Towing, LLC Dear Richard: I am providing you with some information concerning this significant maritime injury/safety case and […]

$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 while working for Bluegrass Marine. Blaine was hurt while working on a tow boat on the Mississippi […]

$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 an engineer. The incident occurred on the Ohio River, between Illinois […]