On 3/17/94, $1,675,000 settlement for 40-year-old oiler/utility assistant engineer of a tugboat under the Jones Act (Maritime Law) who was struck by a shifting towline when the vessel suddenly re-positioned causing herniated disc at L4-5 with lumbar laminectomy and Disectomy, fractured vertebrae L1-L5, and deep right flank laceration. He was supported by “maintenance and cure” during the pendency of the lawsuit, which sum was waived as part of the settlement.