6th Cir (Ky): Churchwell v. Bluegrass Marine (WD Paducah; 4/21/2006)

Churchwell v. Bluegrass Marine
Jones Act
Western District of Kentucky at Paducah

CLAY, Circuit Judge. Plaintiff, Glenda Churchwell, appeals an order of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants, Bluegrass Marine, Inc., Marquette Transportation Company Inc., and Motor Vessel Marie Hendrick, and dismissing Plaintiff’s claims of 1) unseaworthiness in violation of general maritime law, and 2) negligence in violation of the Jones Act. For the reasons set forth below, we REVERSE the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims.

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