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Category: Jones Act

Vicarious Liability Explored in Jones Act Case

What is vicarious liability? Vicarious liability, simply put, is the common law principle that an employer may be liable for its employee’s negligence if that employee’s negligence occurred within the course or scope of his or her employment. In the Beech v. Hercules Drilling Company, L.L.C., case coming out of the Eastern District of Louisiana, […]

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