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.
- 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.