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Maintenance and Cure

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Declines to Alter Well-Established Principles of Maintenance and Cure Do Seamen and Fishermen Injured in the Service of the Ship Have a Right to Medical Care for Life? Rates of Maintenance in Contracts of Employment Not Enforced When too Low to Reimburse Reasonable Expenses for Recuperating Seamen Maria Should Contingent Fees Be Taken from Maintenance and Cure Recoveries? Local Federal Courts More Protective than State Supreme Court of Fishermen’s Right to Unearned Wages Fishing Company Makes 'Home Invasion' Motion The Effect of Maintenance Payments on: 1) Unemployment Compensation; and, 2) Child Support Obligations Are Punitive Damages Available for the Failure to Pay Maintenance and Cure? The Status of Maintenance (For Seamen) and Child Support in Washington After Aguilera v. F/T Alaska Juris, 535 F.3d 1007. 2008 AMC 1845 (9th Cir. 2008) Punitive Damages Now Available for Failure to Pay Maintenance and Cure Suing Ronald Reagan . . . My First Maritime Case Don't Be Fooled by the IRS Medical Mileage Deduction When Seamen are Reimbursed for Travel to Medical Appointments Vessel Owners Have Obligation to Authorize Medical Treatment in Advance . . . Maybe Shipowner Liable for Unknown Illnesses that Manifest after Seaman Has Left the Service of the Ship Shipowners Can No Longer Escape Their Maintenance and Cure Obligations Simply by Purchasing a Contrary Medical Opinion Icicle Seafoods Using Alaska Workers' Compensation to Cheat Processors out of Maintenance and Cure When Setting Rates of Maintenance for Seamen with a House and Family, Should the Entire Mortgage Payment Be Taken Into Account? Are Unearned Wages and Maintenance Payable Beyond Maximum Cure? Don’t Concede the First and Last Days of the Maintenance Obligation Too Much Seatime
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John has helped me get my pay. He REALLY went up to bat for me, I can't recommend him highly enough. Jamie
There are very few people I trust in this world but John Merriam is at the top of my list he not only is a man of outstanding character and morals as well as honest but he truly cares about his clients well being and situation… Matthew
I lost most of my vision from an accident at sea. Gordon handled my case with motivation and haste that I could imagine would have been the way he would have handled it if it had been him who was injured. I was ver impressed by how much he cared and especially his work ethic. Andrew
Gordon helped me and family get through a very hard time. I was severely injured, and Gordon was able to settle my case for more than i was hoping for. If anything else happens he will be the first person I call. Kerrey
I very much appreciated the sense of urgency that Gordon Webb demonstrated as he handled my case. Emails and phone calls were returned almost instantly, questions were answered and solutions were offered. Gordon's firm came highly recommended and I am very pleased that I made the right choice to hire him. Maureen