Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m., we expect the Court to issue additional orders from the November 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-214 11th Cir. Mar 2, 2009
Jun 25, 2009 5-4 Thomas OT 2008

Issue: Whether a seaman may recover punitive damages for the willful failure to pay maintenance and cure.

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

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