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Atlantic Sounding Co. v. Townsend
No. 08-214

Title:

    Atlantic Sounding Co. v. Townsend

Subject:

    Admiralty Law, Punitive Damages

Question:

    May a seaman recover punitive damages for the willful failure to pay maintenance
    and cure? The Eleventh Circuit's decision below holds in the affirmative, but
    conflicts with the Second, Third, Fifth and Ninth Circuits as well as two state courts
    of last resort, the reasoning of Miles v. Apex Marine Corp., 498 U.S. 19 (1990), and
    Vaughan v. Atkinson, 369 U.S. 527 (1962).

Decisions:

Resources:

  • Docket Sheet from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Briefs:

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Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

David W. McCreadie
Lau Lane Pieper Conley & McCreadie, P.A.
Tampa, FL

For Respondent:

G.J. Rod Sullivan
Jacksonville, FL



 

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