Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday. We will begin live-blogging at this link at 9:45 a.m.
On Wednesday the court hears oral argument in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., et al. v. Townsend

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-214 11th Cir. Mar 2, 2009
Jun 25, 2009 5-4 Thomas OT 2008

Issue: Whether a seaman may recover punitive damages for the willful failure to pay maintenance and cure.

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on June 25, 2009.

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