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Seaman’s Rights and Benefits Protected

On Behalf of Armbruster Dripps Blotevogel LLC |

Armbruster Dripps Blotevogel LLC acts as co-counsel to obtain verdict for injured seaman sued by employer for fraudulently obtaining maintenance and cure benefits. Roy Dripps of ADWB and David R. Jones of Edwardsville obtained a jury verdict in favor of Richard Diemert in an action brought by his employer, Martin-Marietta Materials, Inc. The employer had charged Diemert, who was a Jones Act seaman, with fraud in obtaining maintenance and cure benefits after he was injured. The case was tried to a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the injured seaman on December 8, 2010.

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