Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
James B. Doyle argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.
Jennifer Jones Bercier argued the cause for respondent. With her on the brief was J. B. Jones, Jr.*
Supreme Court of the United States.
JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivered the opinion of the Court.
The question in this case is whether one must aid in the navigation of a vessel in order to qualify as a "seaman" under the Jones Act, 46 U. S. C. App. § 688.
Jon Wilander worked for McDermott International, Inc., as a paint foreman. His duties consisted primarily of supervising the sandblasting and painting of various fixtures and piping located on oil drilling platforms in the Persian...
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