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Vasquez v. GMD Shipyard Corp., No. 08-4566

By FindLaw Staff on September 15, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a personal injury action based on a fall aboard a ship, judgment for defendant is affirmed primarily as the district court had admiralty jurisdiction because the alleged tort occurred on navigable waters and the activity giving rise to the incident had a substantial relationship to traditional maritime activity, such that the incident had a potentially disruptive influence on maritime commerce.

Read Vasquez v. GMD Shipyard Corp., No. 08-4566

Appellate Information

Argued: August 26, 2009

Decided: September 15, 2009


Opinion by Judge Jacobs


For Appellant:

Wendy Fleishman, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP, New York, NY

For Appellee:

Joseph E. Donat, Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., New York, NY

John F. Gaffney, Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., New York, NY

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