Jones Act, Seaman, Weston Solutions & Moreau


The Jones Act, Seaman, Weston Solutions & Moreau case is about an alleged seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act in the United States District Court, District of Columbia.

A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman, Weston Solutions & Moreau case includes:

  1. This litigation arises from personal injuries allegedly suffered as a result of occupational exposure to Pseudomonas aeruginosa while the plaintiff worked aboard a vessel in the aftermath of the BP oil spill.
  2. After the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill in April 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), contracted with Weston Solutions, Inc. to conduct scientific testing to analyze the extent of natural resource injuries and determine the restoration actions needed in the Gulf of Mexico.
  3. Because Weston did not have its own vessel, and lacked knowledge of the local waterways, it contracted with Native Adventures LLC, owned by Allen Moreau, which provided an unnamed vessel. Moreau alleges that he worked as a crewmember of the vessel, and operated the vessel for Weston from May 2010 until December 2010. Moreau alleges that his duties included piloting and maintaining the vessel.
  4. Moreau first learned that he was infected with the bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, on December 15, 2015. Moreau alleges that he became infected with the bacteria while working for Weston on the vessel, and that Weston should have known that the bacteria was present on the vessel.
  5. On December 12, 2016, Allen Moreau and his wife, Tammy, filed suit in this Court, alleging Moreau contracted a bacterial infection while working for Weston. Moreau alleged he was a Jones Act seaman, that Weston was negligent in failing to adopt adequate safety measures to protect him from infection, that the vessel was unseaworthy, and that he is entitled to maintenance and cure. Mr. Moreau seeks compensatory and punitive damages
  6. For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, Weston Solutions & Moreau

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.

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