Jones Act, Seaman, Phillips 66 & Freeman


The Jones Act, Seaman, Phillips 66 & Freeman case is about an alleged seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act in the Court of Appeals Louisiana, Fourth Circuit.

A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman, Phillips 66 & Freeman case includes:

  1. Between 1974 and 1982, Mr. Freeman worked in the oil field industry.
  2. On July 26, 2011, Mr. Freeman filed a “Seaman’s Petition for Damages” against 14 defendants asserting various causes of action arising under state law, general maritime law, and the Jones Act. Mr. Freeman alleged that while he was working on drilling rigs, he was exposed to asbestos drilling mud products that were manufactured and supplied by Union Carbide, and marketed to the oil and gas industry through Montello, Union Carbide’s agent.
  3. Mr. Freeman claimed that he had developed “asbestos maladies” as a result of his exposure to the defendants’ asbestos products.
  4. For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, Phillips 66 & Freeman.

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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