Jones Act and Maritime Injury

  • Use of expert witnesses by attorneys in Admiralty Proceedings [PDF]
    Description: In this article, Paul Sterbcow, partner at Lewis, Kullman & Sterbcow (New Orleans) discusses how Maritime practitioners face potential hazards and critical decisions in their use of expert witness. Improper use of an expert can be fatal to a case. This paper reviews issues involved in the use of experts in litigation, with a focus on maritime law and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as much maritime litigation occurs in federal court. Practical considerations for the practitioner area also discussed.
  • Maritime Death Remedies Revisited [PDF]
    Description: This is a thorough examination of the legal options for the surviving family members of those who have died while at sea.