Horne v. Weeks Marine, Inc. and Atlantic Sounding

[B]Date Decided[/B]: May 7th, 2010
[B]Decided By[/B]: Louisiana Eastern District Court (federal)
[B]Court[/B]: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
[B]Citation[/B]: Horne v. Weeks Marine Inc., 2010 WL 1838689 (5th 2010)
Hornewas a Jones Act seaman and member of the crew of the dredge the TOM JAMES whichwas owned by Weeks Marine, Inc. When Horne was injured, however, Atlantic Sounding was Horne’semployer. After his injury, Horne filedclaims of negligence under the Jones Act and unseaworthiness. Horne suffered injuries from a fall whilechanging out the engine bearings in the TOM JAMES. Horne was using a board propped into the mainengine on one end and on a step stool near the other end to gain access to theengine bearings. As a result ofhis fall, Horne suffered a bulging disc that did not require surgery and isbeing managed by pain medication. Read More…