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Monthly Archives: February 2015

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It’s Time For A Raise: Eastern District Of Louisiana Awards Maintenance Rate Of $40.00 Per Day Despite Seaman’s $23.33 Per Day In Actual Expenses

Without a showing of any fault, a shipowner under general maritime law has a duty to provide maintenance, cure, and unearned wages to a seaman who becomes ill or is injured while in the service of the ship.  Aguilar v. Standard Oil Co., 318 U.S. 724, 730-31 (1943).  “Maintenance” is traditionally defined as a “living […]

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