Winter 2013/14 edition Bodily Injury News
In this issue of the journal of the Thomas Miller Americas' bodily injury team articles on Pollution and toxic torts, 5th Circuit on punitive damages and Pitfalls of termination of maintenance and cure.
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Circular 03/22: General Trade Licence dated 17 March 2022 – Reporting of vessel calls to Russia and transiting Russian territorial waters
On 17 March 2022 the UK Government published a General Trade Licence in part to clarify earlier amendments to the UK Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations (the “Regulation”). Specifically, the licence addresses the issue as to whether it is lawful under the Regulation for insurers and reinsurers domiciled or operating from the United Kingdom to provide insurance for vessels calling at Russian ports or transiting Russian territorial waters.
Legal Update: US - Supreme Court rules that punitive damages are not recoverable by seamen in unseaworthiness claims
A US seaman sued his employer/vessel owner for injuries suffered on board a dredge vessel, alleging various claims which included negligence under the US Jones Act
Courts not required to construe disputed medical evidence in seamen's favor in maintenance and cure cases.
Tyler Tanner of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel and Noreen Arralde of Thomas Miller (Americas) explain why it is time to retire the Maintenance and Cure Jury Instructions.