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Foreign Corp. Subject to Suit Over Stevedore's Injuries

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 509 | 0 | 20 min read

A federal appellate court ruled that an injured stevedore could proceed with all but one of his claims against a foreign ship management company, since Texas law allowed for the exercise of jurisdiction. Case: Carmona v. Leo Ship Management Inc., No. 18-20248, 05/10/2019, published. Facts: Jose Carmona worked as a stevedore. In 2014, he was tasked with unloading cargo from the M/V Komatsushima Star. The ship is managed by Leo Ship Management, a Philippine corporation with its principal place of business in Manila. While Carmona was rigging a bundle of pipes in the ship's hold, they fell...

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