11th Circ. Backs Arbitration In Cruise Line Worker Injury Row

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit ruled Friday that a former cruise line worker must arbitrate his negligence suit alleging Carnival Corp. gave him improper medical advice on work-related injuries, affirming the validity of an arbitration provision in the worker’s employment contract.

A three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a Florida federal court’s September ruling that former Carnival crew member Jose Alvaro Dolmo Montero’s suit accusing Carnival of negligence and unseaworthiness under the Jones Act must be arbitrated because of the arbitration agreement in the “seafarer’s agreement,” which...
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