American Seafoods Company v. Naufahu, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56023 (W.D. Wash. 2014). Summary judgment on willful concealment defense re seaman's claim for maintenance & cure.
Char v. American Seafoods, Slip Op., No. 13-2-07342-1 SEA (King Cnty Sup.Ct 6/6/14). Summary judgment dismissing seaman's personal injury claims for negligence, unseaworthiness, and maintenance & cure.
Cham v. American Seafoods, No. 12-2-29497-6 SEA, (King Cnty Sup.Ct.).
- Order compelling neuropsychological evaluation of plaintiff seaman (2/27/14)
- Order awarding sanctions for plaintiff's failure to attend deposition (3/20/14)
- Orders for failure to provide discovery (6/13/14) and awarding sanctions (6/27/14)
Common v. Cruise Terminals of America, No. 12-2-03061-8 SEA (King Cnty Sup.Ct.). Motion for summary judgment re trip and fall in parking lot.
White v. U.S. and Pacific Ship Repair, No. 11-5536 (W.D. Wash.). Motion for summary judgment re discretionary functon defense.
Delta Western v. K-Sea Transportation, No. 10-441 (W.D. Wash. 9/30/11). Order denying summary judgment motion re contractual indemnity claim for contamination of petroleum cargo aboard barge.
Oswalt v. Resolute Industries, 2011 U.S. Dist.Lexis 89513 (W.D. Wash. 8/11/11). Order against appeal surety requiring payment of judgment and for award of attorney fees for failure to comply with court order.
King v. American Seafoods, 2011 U.S. App. Lexis 10075 (9th Cir. 2011). Affirmance of district court's dismissal of case for failure to comply with discovery and sanctions award.
Ili v. American Seafoods, (W.D. Wash). Defended seaman's injury case in jury trial.
Oswalt v. Resolute Industries, 642 F.3d 856 (9th Cir. 2011).
Affirmance of judgment re boat fire.
American Seafoods v. Sweeney, Slip Op., No. C08-1434 (W.D. Wash 1/20/11). Summary judgment re seaman's maintenance & cure.
Oswalt v. Resolute, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22218 (W.D. Wash. 2010). $260,000 judgment against marine repairer re boat fire.
Hurtado v. M/V NORTHERN HAWK, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10569 (W.D. Wash. 2010). Dismissal on summary judgment of seaman's personal injury claim.
Sanchez v. American Seafoods, No. 09-2-12715-8 SEA, (King Cnty Sup.Ct.)
- Order compelling neurological and psychological evaluations of plaintiff seaman (9/13/10)
- Order limiting scope of vessel inspection (1/7/10)
American Seafoods v. Sweeney, Slip Op., No. C08-1434 (W.D. Wash 1/20/11). Order compelling out-of-state plaintiff's deposition and IME in Seattle..
Vik v. American Seafoods, No. 09-2-12715-8 SEA, (King Cnty Sup.Ct. 6/3/10). Order compelling medical examination and further deposition of plaintiff seaman.
Mai v. American Seafoods (King County Superior Court). Defended seaman's injury case at trial.
Day v. American Seafoods, 2009 U.S. App. LEIS 4292 (9th Cir. 2009). Summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, upholding one trip employment contract in fishing industry.
Vik v. American Seafoods, No. 09-2-12715-8 SEA, (King Cnty Sup.Ct. 12/10/09). Denial of seaman's motion to increase maintenance rate.
Ili v. American Seafoods, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89638 (W.D. Wash. 2009), rev'd, 357 Fed. Appx. 807 (9th Cir. 2010). Summary judgment dismissing seaman's injury claim (reversed on appeal).
Kim v. Michael Priebe, M.D. (Pierce County Superior Court). Jury verdict for $500,000 after three week jury trial in medical malpractice case re failure to diagnose abdominal cancer.
Bryant v. American Seafoods, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81593 (W.D. Wash. 2007) Prevailed on motion to bifurcate seaman's injury claims.
Belaye v. American Seafoods, (W.D. Wash.). Order precluding use of parol evidence to challenge one trip employment contract.
Johnson v. Ocean Ships, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52281 (W.D. Wash. 2006). Dismissal of seaman's injury case. Obtained $20,000 in attorney fees against responsible third party.
Alshazli v. American Seafoods, 2005 U.S. Dist LEXIS 38860 (W.D. Wash. 2005). Defense of seaman's injury case at trial seeking $450,000 for surgical disc herniation in back. $70,000 award.
Francis v. Maersk Line Ltd., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26657, (W.D. Wash. 2005). Represented seaman in only civilian case involving adverse reaction to anthrax and smallpox vaccinations aboard ship. $2.1 million settlement.
Pacific Reliance v. VRD, (King County Superior Court). Order dismissing of maritime fraud action re vessel sale.
Lattish v. Ocean Ships, (W.D. Wash.). Order dismissing seaman's back injury claim.
NTDI v. M/V OBOD (D Hawaii). Represented mortgagee at trial and on appeal in ship arrest action, recovering $2 million lien claim and defended seaman's injury claim re limiting general damages recovery based on law of Montenegro.
Harper v. U.S. Seafoods, 278 F.3d 971 (9th Cir. 2002). Defense of fishing vessel owner on interlocutory appeal from seaman's class action wage claim.
MOAC v. Hanjin Shipping Co., (W.D. Wash.) Defense of shipping company at trial in cargo damage action.
Fulop v. OCEAN HOPE 1, 243 F.3d 547 (9th Cir. 2000). Affirmance of trial court decision re negligence, found, and costs.
Dedolph v. PacAtlantic Fisheries, 2001 AMC 286 (W.D. Wash. 1999). Dismissal of lien claimant to avoid imposition of costs in
ship arrest case.
Fulop v. U.S. Marine, (W.D. Wash.). Defense of seaman's injury claim at trial seeking $2.5 million for alleged brain damage. $39,000 award.
Suh Ryung v. Green Bay Packaging, (W.D. Wash.). Prosecuted cargo and contract claim during three week jury trial for damage to two shiploads of paper rolls. $250,000 award.
Vitcovich v. OCEAN ROVER, 106 F.3D 411 (9th Cir. 1997). Dismissal of seaman's personal injury claim. Recovered $20,000 award against seaman for fraud re maintenance & cure.
Ferrelli v. Emerald Resource Management, Inc., (W.D. Wash.). Dismissal of seaman's claims for wrongful termination and disability discrimination.
Gebramichael v. Ocean Peace, Inc., (W.D. Wash.). Defense of seaman's injury claim at trial seeking $150,000 for crushed foot. $11,000 award.
In re Deleas Shipping Ltd., 1996 AMC 434 (W.D. Wash. 1995). Defense of cargo and salvage claims totaling $20 plus million arising from container ship fire.
Valavala v. Ocean Peace, Inc., (W.D. Wash.). Summary judgment dismissal of seaman's maintenance & cure claim due to fraud.
Mitsui Marine v. Evergreen Marine Corp., (W.D. Wash.). Summary judgment re package limitation in cargo case.
Kennecott Copper Corp. v. M/V CHALOTHORN NAREE, (SMA arbitration). Dismissal of claims against shipowner in charterparty dispute re refusal to load bulk cargo.
Pomer v. Kloster Cruise, 1995 AMC 46 (W.D. Wash. 1994). Summary judgment dismissing passenger injury claim based on forum selection clause.
Stever v. Poseidon, Inc., (W.D. Wash.). Defense judgment at trial re seaman's hand injury
Prosser v. Crystal Star, Inc., 1994 AMC 859 (W.D. Wash. 1993). Defense of seaman's personal injury claim at trial seeking $1.2 million for arm injury. $27,000 award.
Atlantic Mutual v. OOCL, 1992 AMC 2022 (W.D. Wash. 1992). Summary judgment re time bar in contract dispute between rail carrier and ocean carrier.
Griffin v. SEALIFT ANTARCTIC, (W.D. Wash.). Defense judgment at trial in seaman's back injury case.
Ludwig v. Pan Ocean Shipping, 941 F.2d 849 (9th Cir. 1991). Defended LHWCA action at trial and drafted brief on appeal re turnover duty.