HNS WINS APPEAL IN 3RD DCA
The team of David Horr and Stephanie Wylie were victorious today in the appeal of Castro vs. Pullmantur. This is a case where a cabin steward, (Castro) brought a personal injury suit against his employer under the Jones Act. The plaintiff argued that having to bring the lawsuit in Malta as was required in the forum selection clause in his contract was an undo hardship. The trial court had concluded that the clause in Castro’s contract was valid and enforceable and dismissed the case. Castro and his lawyers appealed. The 3rd District Court of Appeals agreed with the arguments presented by the HNS attorneys and affirmed the lower court’s finding.