Jerome Bruce v. RCS, LLC, et al

[B]Date Decided[/B]: Mar 1[SUP]st[/SUP], 2011
[B]Decided By[/B]: Louisiana Eastern District Court (Federal)
[B]Court[/B]: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
[B]Citation[/B]: 2011 WL 802614
Jerome Bruce (“Bruce”) brought an action for negligenceseeking damages pursuant to the Jones Act for injuries he sustained whileemployed by RCS, LLC (“RCS”) as a supervisor to a tank cleaning crew.
Bruceallegedly sustained injuries to his ankle while boarding an RCS crewboat (“theVessel”), which was destined to travel offshore to perform tank cleaningservices for W & T Offshore Inc. (W & T).
RCS filed a Motion for Summary Judgment arguing Bruce has not met the requirements for seamen status, thus barring him from bringing an action for negligence under the Jones Act.
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