Jones Act, Seaman, Caillou Island Towing & Dejean


The Jones Act, Seaman, Caillou Island Towing & Dejean case is about an alleged seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act in the United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana.

A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman, Caillou Island Towing & Dejean case includes:

  1. Christopher Dejean is an experienced mariner who briefly captained the M/V L MARIE. On June 4, 2015, the second day of his second two-week hitch aboard the vessel, Dejean claims he fell on the deck and injured his knee.
  2. Believing a leaking air conditioner and insufficient nonskid coating in the area to have caused or contributed to the accident, Dejean brought Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims against his employer, CIT.
  3. For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, Caillou Island Towing & Dejean

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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