Nurkiewicz v. Vacation Break U.S.A., Inc.

Keith S Brais

Case Conclusion Date:November 22, 2000

Practice Area:Admiralty / Maritime

Outcome:The Fourth Disctrict Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Brais & Brais' client, granting summery judgment on Plaintiff's claims of unseaworthiness and Jones Act Negligence. The Court also struck Plaintiff's claim for Punitive Damages.

Description:A yacht captain's claim for unseaworthiness, Jones Act negligence and maintenance and cure benefits for back injuries suffered when the captain chose to load stores in a location selected by him and in quantiites he purchased.