11th Circ. Affirms Arbitration For Carnival Worker's Injury

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 4:07 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Monday upheld an order that a former Carnival Cruise Lines Inc. employee must arbitrate his negligence suit alleging that a company-sponsored doctor botched a surgery for work-related injuries, the latest affirmation for the validity of an arbitration provision in the worker’s employment contract.

In a published decision, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit unanimously ruled that Melvin Gualberto Medina Martinez's suit accusing Carnival of negligence and unseaworthiness under the Jones Act must be arbitrated because of the arbitration agreement in the...
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