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Month: August 2020

Maintenance and Cure Benefits under the Jones Act

The duty to pay maintenance and cure arises from the contractual relationship between the seaman and his employer, and is implicit in that relationship. From its dawn, the maritime law has recognized the seaman's right to maintenance and cure. One who is injured or...

Lake Charles Biolab Chemical Plant Fire

Following the passage of Hurricane Laura over Southwest Louisiana, a fire has erupted at a Lake Charles chemical plant.  The fire continues to burn at Biolab, a plant that produces a number of pool and cleaning chemicals.  The nearby cities of Westlake, Moss Bluff and...