Seaman, Jones Act, Maritime & Orion Marine


The Seaman, Jones Act, Maritime & Orion Marine case is about a seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act.  The case, in the Court of Appeals of Texas, Thirteenth District, Corpus Christi, Edinburg ruled on an appeal of judgment.  

A brief summary of the Seaman, Jones Act, Maritime & Orion Marine case includes:

  • Appellee sued Orion, his employer, alleging negligence and unseaworthiness of the Austin B under the Jones Act and general maritime law. See Maritime Overseas Corp. v. Ellis, 971 S.W.2d 402, 405 (Tex. 1998) (explaining that “[t]he Jones Act provides a cause of action for maritime workers injured by an employer’s negligence.”).
  • Appellee claimed that he sustained injuries (e.g. back injury) on March 25, 2007, on the Austin B.The trial court’s jury charge instructed that if the jury “found that [appellee] was injured because Orion failed to furnish him with a reasonably safe place to work, and that [appellee’s] working conditions could have been made safe through the exercise of reasonable care, then you must find that Orion was negligent.
  • The Court ruled: Judgment affirmed
  • For more on the Seaman, Jones Act, Maritime & Orion Marine case, please follow this link: Seaman and Orion Marine – May 5, 2016. 

CASE WATCH℠ is a compilation of Jones Act cases nationwide.

Case Watch is provided for the seaman and others as a source of information about various situations in which seaman have been injured while performing their jobs aboard a vessel, ship, platform etc.  The seaman have usually sought remedies (unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure) under general maritime law and the Jones Act.

We hope that it is both helpful and informative.


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