Grady Hurley

Grady Hurley is a partner in and leader of the maritime litigation and arbitration team and co-chair of the Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources Industry Team at Jones Walker LLP in New Orleans. Since 1979, he has focused on maritime, oilfield, and energy litigation. . 

Op-Ed: 5th Circuit Should Look Closely at Rig Worker vs. Seaman Status

By Grady Hurley 08-20-2020 06:18:12

Posted in: Government

The question of “When is a Rig Worker a Seaman Under The Law?” was recently discussed in the context of Sanchez v. Sma...

When is a Rig Worker a Seaman Under the Law?

By Grady Hurley 08-10-2020 04:11:00

Posted in: Government

Historically, the Jones Act provides remedies to “seamen,” those workers more or less permanently assigned to vessels...

COVID-19 and the Shipowner's Legal Obligations

By Grady Hurley 04-07-2020 05:04:39

Posted in: Shipping

COVID-19 is a disease transmitted by respiratory droplets that spread during social interactions or when sharing close quarters wi...

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