U.S. Supreme Court sides with Fla. mariner injured on the job

(JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla.) — The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with a Florida tugboat crewman whose employer had refused to pay medical bills for his injured shoulder, the Florida Times-Union newspaper reported. The man was working in the port of Fort Lauderdale in 2005 when a line from the tug knocked him to the deck. The defendant, Atlantic Sounding, argued that punitive damages aren’t allowed in such a case, but the Supreme Court ruled the man’s lawsuit can continue.
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By Professional Mariner Staff