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Sherwood v. Marquette Transp. Co., LLC, No. 09-2045

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By FindLaw Staff on November 23, 2009 3:33 PM

In plaintiff's suit against his employer under the Jones Act and general maritime law for injuries he suffered while working as a deckhand, defendant-employer's appeal of a district court's denial of its motion to stay the suit in favor of arbitration is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction under 9 U.S.C. section 16(a)(1)(A) as: 1) section 16 is part of the Federal Arbitration Act, and as such, under the language of section 1, does not apply to any employment contract involving a seaman; and 2) section also is inapplicable, and defendant's motion for a stay did not rely on it. 

Read Sherwood v. Marquette Transp. Co., LLC, No. 09-2045

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Decided November 23, 2009

Judges

Before:  Easterbrook, Chief Judge, and  Evans, and Williams, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Easterbrook, Chief Judge

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