Saturday, December 27, 2008

Former Texas Seaman Files Jones Act Suit

"Jones Act Lawsuit against Diamond Offshore Services Company" A worker from Dewitt County has filed a Jones Act lawsuit against a maritime company in Galveston, Texas County District Court, claiming he sustained serious injuries while on the job. Richard Dean Dewitt alleges his employer, Diamond Offshore Services Company, failed to protect his safety while he worked on the Ocean Clipper. According to the lawsuit, Diamond Offshore violated the Jones Act and U.S. Maritime law, and did not ensure a safe environment for its workers.

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