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Hastings Law Journal

Abstract

In 1972 the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act was given a major overhaul. The contours of the amendments are still being discovered. One area which has been scrutinized closely is the longshoreman's personal injury action against the vessel owner. Even though the amendments created an exclusive remedy against the vessel owner based on negligence, an ingenious court has allowed a longshoreman to sue a vessel owner on a products liability theory. This Note examines the validity of that court's decision.

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