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Becker v. Tidewater Inc., 04-30243

In a personal injury action under the Jones Act, plaintiff's motion for a jury trial is denied where he failed to assert diversity jurisdiction, or any other basis for jurisdiction, which would provide him with a right to a jury trial under the Seventh Amendment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/30/2005
  • Published 03/30/2005


  • EDITH BROWN CLEMENT, Circuit Judge:, Before JONES, WIENER, and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • James Parkerson Roy (argued), Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards, Lafayette, LA, for Becker., Cliffe E. Laborde, III (argued), James D'Arensbourg Hollier, Laborde & Neuner, Lafayette, LA, for Tidewater, Inc., Twenty Grand Offshore, Inc., Tidewater Marine LLC, Pental Ins. Co. and Certain Underwriters at Lloyds., Delos Edward Flint, Jr., Fowler, Rodriguez & Chalos, New Orleans, LA, for Cliffs Drilling Co. and R&B Falcon Drilling USA, Inc., Edwin G. Preis, Jr., Jennifer Elmer Michel (argued), Tammy B. Scelfo, Preis, Kraft & Roy, Lafayette, LA, for Baker Hughes, Inc. and Baker Oil Tools, Inc.