Jones Act Merchant Marine Act


Definition of "Jones act (merchant marine act)"

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Federal law passed in 1920 that allows any seaman incurring bodily injury as the result of the performance of one or more functions of the job to bring a suit for damages against the employer. The employer's exposures under the act consist of negligence, unseaworthiness of the vessel, and disability income for the injured man or woman.

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