A ship to shore crane injured a stevedore aboard a vessel docked in navigable waters.The injured worker filed a lawsuit in State Court. The Defendant crane owner "removed" the case to Federal Court, thereby attempting to modify the worker's choice of court in which to litigate the case. The worker responded that the removal was improper, since it infringed upon his historical right to bring maritime claims in State Court under the "Saving to Suitors" Clause of 28 USC Sec.
Best Lawyers in America in Admiralty and Maritime Law selected Charles Raley for inclusion for the 7th straight year.
American Maritime Cases has published District Judge Pannell's Order in the March, 2013 edition. The cite for the case is 2013 A.M.C. 761.
On November 13, 2010, Laura Zekoll was killed while working as a crewmember aboard the RULE 62 when the vessel's owner, Richard Ross, attempted to enter an unlit, unmarked, coral-shrouded cut at North Bar Channel, Abaco, Bahamas -- at night.After over two years of litigation, Raley & Raley has secured a favorable settlement for the Estate of Laura Zekoll.
Contact Raley & Raley PC for additional information. Located in Savannah, our attorneys provide experienced counsel to clients with maritime personal injury claims. We practice throughout the coastal area of Georgia and South Carolina.