third Circ. Vexed By Injured Ship Employee’s Employment Stance

Law360 (May 14, 2021 5:05 p.m. EDT) – The Third Circuit on Friday appeared inclined to uphold a district court ruling that Maersk Line Ltd. the employer of an injured marine engineer for immunity under a federal maritime transport was Workers Compensation Act as the company funded his paycheck and appeared to control the work.

During a hearing, a three-judge panel questioned Jason Fetter’s position that he was an employee of the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association and not Maersk, which owned the ship on which Fetter was seriously injured during repairs in October 2012 decided the lawsuit is dismissed …

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