No. 1654, Docket 94-9108.

64 F.3d 62 (1995)

Nova BENNETT, Personal Representative of the Estate of Elden Bennett, Deceased, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES LINES, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided August 22, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Walter Z. Steinman, Bala Cynwyd, PA, for plaintiff-appellant.

Jeremy J.O. Harwood, New York City (Philip S. LaPenta, Healy & Baillie, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellee.

Before: NEWMAN, Chief Judge, CARDAMONE, and PARKER, Circuit Judges.

CARDAMONE, Circuit Judge:

On July 4, 1987 Elden Bennett was brutally stabbed to death by a fellow crewmember aboard the S.S. AMERICAN ENVOY, a vessel owned and operated by United State Lines, Inc. (U.S. Lines). He was survived by his wife and three children. Following this lamentable event Elden Bennett's estate, represented by his widow, Nova Bennett (Bennett) brought a claim against U.S. Lines for negligence and unseaworthiness under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C.App...

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