'McCorpen' 101 for Lawyers

, Texas Lawyer


Decisions over the last several years by the 5th Circuit have bolstered employers' defenses to maintenance-and-cure claims by injured seamen. But a 2013 decision has come to seamen's aid. Counsel on both side of the admiralty and maritime docket can take some steps to strengthen their clients' positions before litigation begins.

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