Jones Act News

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Files for Bankruptcy after Refinery Fire

Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company said on Monday, its second such filing in less than two years, after a fire last month prompted it to close the largest refinery on the U.S. East …

Supreme Court Denies Maritime Worker Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take a maritime law case involving a widow from Smith Island, Maryland. The court said Monday it won’t consider the case of Jennifer Dize, whose husband William Dize spent two decades working as …

Supreme Court May Hear Jones Act Case

William Smith Dize’s life revolved around water. The boat captain worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and when he wasn’t operating a boat, he was working on them and around the dock. But when Dize got sick and sued …

The Blurred Lines in Maritime Exposures

Distinguishing claims that fall under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and the Jones Act can be difficult, said Jack Martone, senior vice president of American Equity Underwriters. Martone discussed the two maritime coverages at the April Risk …