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Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., et al. v. Townsend

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-214 11th Cir. Mar 2, 2009
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Jun 25, 2009 5-4 Thomas OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether a seaman may recover punitive damages for the willful failure to pay maintenance and cure.

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Judgment: Affirmed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on June 25, 2009.

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