U.S. Supreme Court rules punitive damages cannot be sought for unseaworthiness claims; Court leaves undisturbed customary and traditional rights of injured mariners.
Article III of the Constitution states that the “judicial power shall extend . . . to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction.” In the Judiciary Act of 1789, Congress granted to the district courts exclusive original jurisdiction in civil cases in admiralty and maritime matters.
THE DUTRA GROUP, PETITIONER
v. CHRISTOPHER BATTERTON
- Dutra Group v. Christopher Batterton (June 24, 2019) (“Dutra” or “Dutra v. Batterton”) was…