Supreme Court To Hear Injured Maritime Worker's Appeal

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up a compensation suit brought against Sea-Land Services Inc. by a maritime worker allegedly injured on the job in 2002, despite federal government arguments that the high court's intervention would be premature.

Dana Roberts, who sought compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act after being injured while working as a gatehouse dispatcher for Sea-Land in Alaska, filed his petition for certiorari in May. The central question in the suit, which also targets the director of the...
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