Jones Act, Seaman, C&C Fishery & Sheldon


The Jones Act, Seaman, C&C Fishery & Sheldon 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, C&C Fishery & Sheldon case includes:

  1. In this litigation, Plaintiff alleges that her son, Joshua Sheldon (“Decedent”), suffered a fatal injury while aboard Defendant C&C Fishery, LLC’s (“C&C Fishery”) vessel, the F/V MORNING STAR (“MORNING STAR”), due to the alleged negligence of C&C Fishery and the unseaworthiness of the vessel.
  2. Plaintiff alleges that Decedent was a seaman pursuant to the Jones Act and on board the MORNING STAR as an employee of Defendant Riverside Technology (“Riverside”).
  3. According to Plaintiff, on March 13, 2016, the MORNING STAR embarked on a fishing trip with Decedent onboard.
  4. Shortly after embarking, Plaintiff contends that Decedent became extremely ill.
  5. Despite his serious illness, Plaintiff avers that the MORNING STAR continued to the designated fishing spot without requesting emergency medical assistance.
  6. For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, C&C Fishery & Sheldon

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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