U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition Challenging Arbitration Of Seaman’s Suit

(March 10, 2016, 10:46 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 29 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by a cruise ship crewmember who sought to litigate his injury claims despite signing off on an arbitration agreement with his employer (Jorge Escobar v. Celebration Cruise Operator, Inc., No. 15-371, U.S. Sup.; 2016 U.S. LEXIS 1045).

Bahama Cruise Ship

Jorge Escobar, a citizen of Honduras, worked as a crew member of the M/V Bahamas Celebration, a cruise ship owned and operated by Celebration Cruise Operator Inc. The...
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