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Harbor Tug and Barge Co. v. Papai

Docket No.: 95-1621
Argued: January 13, 1997
Decided: May 12, 1997

Topics:

Jones, or Death on the High Seas, Economic Activity, Nongovernmental Liability

PartyNames: HARBOR TUG AND BARGE COMPANY, Petitioner, v. John PAPAI et ux.
Petitioner: Harbor Tug and Barge Co.
Respondent: Papai

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 67 F.3d 203
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Harbor Tug and Barge Co.
v.
Papai
520 U.S. 548 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1535137 L.Ed.2d 800 (520 U.S.
Question:

Could a reasonable jury conclude that John Papai is a Jones Act seaman in accordance with his record of employment?

Harbor Tug and Barge Co. v. Papai
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 13, 1997

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Harbor Tug and Barge Co., 3 vote(s) against
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