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

Case Conclusion Date: 11.22.2000

Practice Area: Admiralty and 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.

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