Federal Judge Allows Captain’s Opinion On Maritime Standards In Negligence Suit

(June 21, 2016, 11:56 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A sea captain may testify in a maritime negligence lawsuit about relevant standards in similar industries as long as a foundation is laid to demonstrate that the standards were derived from valid scientific methodologies, a Louisiana federal judge ruled June 17 (Clyde Breazeale v. Parking Drilling Co., et al., No. 14-2614, E.D. La.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79078).

(Order and reasons available. Document #30-160708-009R.)

Clyde Breazeale sued Parker Drilling Co., alleging that he suffered an injury on March 28, 2014, while employed by...
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