No. 93-670.

512 U.S. 92 (1994)


United States Supreme Court.

Decided June 13, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles Sovel argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was Stanley B. Gruber.

Carl D. Buchholz III argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Michael P. Zipfel.*

Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Justice Kennedy, delivered the opinion of the Court.

Under § 5(b) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U. S. C. § 905(b), a shipowner must exercise ordinary care to maintain the ship and its equipment in a condition so that an expert and experienced stevedore can load and unload cargo with reasonable safety. As a corollary to this duty, the shipowner must warn the stevedore of latent hazards...

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