No. 75-4216.

575 F.2d 1140 (1978)

George E. BLANCHARD, Plaintiff-Appellant, Cross-Appellee, v. ENGINE AND GAS COMPRESSOR SERVICES, INC. and Gulf Oil Corporation, Defendants-Appellees, v. COMMERCIAL UNION INSURANCE COMPANY, Intervenor-Appellee, Cross-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

June 30, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Harry R. Allen, Gulfport, Miss., Walter E. Ross, Jr., Biloxi, Miss., for plaintiff-appellant, cross-appellee.

George E. Morse, Gulfport, Miss., for Gulf Oil Corp.

Thomas L. Stennis, II, Gulfport, Miss., H. Edward Weidlich, Jr., Felicien P. Lozes, New Orleans, La., for Commercial Union Ins. Co.

Sherman L. Muths, Jr., Gulfport, Miss., Claude D. Vasser, New Orleans, La., for Engine and Gas Compressor Services, Inc.

Before BROWN, Chief Judge, GEWIN and TJOFLAT, Circuit Judges.

JOHN R. BROWN, Chief Judge:

This appeal presents two issues that have long troubled appellate court waters. First, we must decide if a new creature of the deep, never before seen by this Court, is a Jones Act1 vessel, and second, we are asked to grapple again with the problem of what is a statutory employee under Louisiana workmen's compensation law. On the first issue, feeling at home in maritime waters, we hold that, whatever the creature...


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