Congratulations Buck, Bossier, and Ellinghausen

Tom Buck, Brian Bossier and Ed Ellinghausen garnered a nice victory in the U. S. Fifth Circuit in October, when the Court affirmed a summary dismissal which they obtained for a shipyard client.

The underlying case involved a very serious injury from a fall, and a complicated LHWCA 905(b) claim.

The suit was actually dismissed on three different issues; admiralty jurisdiction for a vessel under construction, use of the government contractor’s immunity doctrine under Boyle v. United Technologies, and liability for “open and obvious” hazards under state law.