Firm News/Case Results

March 2017

Scott Bluestein judged the briefs for the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition.

February 2017

Scott Bluestein attended the maritime section meeting of AAJ in Austin, Texas.

Winter 2016/2017

Bluestein Law Firm recovered over $1,350,000.00 for its Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, and South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act clients.

November 2016

The firm was involved in several maritime cases in federal court where federal judges issued rulings favorable to the firm’s clients.

October 2016

The firm settled a maritime personal injury case involving a passenger being injured on a recreational boat in Myrtle Beach for almost $1,000,000.00.

September 2016

Scott Bluestein taught a continuing legal educational seminar to lawyer on the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

July 2016

Scott Bluestein taught a maritime law class to maritime lawyers from across the country at a continuing legal educational seminar in Los Angles, California.

Mr. Bluestein will speak at the American Association for Justice Admiralty Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Los Angles on maintenance and cure owed to Jones Act Seamen.

May and June 2016

The Bluestein Law Firm has recovered over $1,000,000.00 for its clients during May and June 2006.

May 2016

A federal judge awarded two of the firm’s clients over $430,000.00 for an injury involving a boating accident.

Mr. Bluestein successfully won a case in federal court for clients who were hurt in a boating accident in Charleston and awarded over $464,000.00.

April and May 2016

Mr. Bluestein settled a Defense Base Act claim for three claimants during April and May 2016 totaling over $1,200,000.00.

February 2016

Scott Bluestein taught a maritime law class to California maritime lawyers at a joint Federal Bar Association/American Bar Association continuing legal educational seminar in San Diego, California.

Mr. Bluestein lectured on maritime law at a Federal Bar Association/American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar in San Diego.

January 2016

Mr. Bluestein was elected the Secretary/Treasury of the Admiralty Section of the Federal Bar Association.

October 2015

Mr. Bluestein was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Admiralty Section of the Federal Bar Association.

August 2015

Mr. Bluestein spoke at the 71st Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference and the 28th Annual Safety & Health Conference in Orlando, Florida, about the interplay between the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and general maritime law.

June 2014

Mr. Bluestein is scheduled to attend the South Eastern Admiralty Law Institute in New Orleans.

May 2014

Scott Bluestein was interviewed twice on the nationally syndicated radio talk show "America Now with Andy Dean" about the salvage of sunken treasure from the S.S. Central America off of the coast of South Carolina and the possible discovery of Christopher Columbus' flag ship, the SANTA Maria. Andy Deen discusses politics, business, entertainment on the Premiere Radio Networks.

A South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commissioner ruled in favor of a Bluestein Law Firm client that concurrent jurisdiction existed between the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act for a claimant injured on a vessel in Charleston Harbor.

Scott Bluestein appeared on the weekly Myrtle Beach TV show, "Legal Access", about the unique aspects of maritime law as compared to land based law. This has been the fourth time he has appeared on "Legal Access".

April 2014

A federal judge ruled in favor of a Bluestein Law Firm client on a personal jurisdictional issue that permitted a wrongful death action against a Jones Act employer to be tried in a federal court in South Carolina.

Scott Bluestein was interviewed for an article in South Carolina Lawyer's Weekly about the general maritime law and the court's ruling permitting the maritime wrongful death action to remain in a South Carolina federal court.

Mr. Bluestein spoke about maritime law to the Maritime Law Society at the Charleston School of Law.

Secured a large settlement for a passenger injured during a collision between two vessels and for a vessel owner.

March 2014

Scott Bluestein spoke at Loyola University Annual Longshore Continuing Legal Education Conference in New Orleans about the adoption of new procedural rules for Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, Defense Base Act and other cases before the Administrative Law Judges.

We were able to successfully obtain larger recoveries for a Jones Act seamen, injured claimants under the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act and Longshore and Defense Base Act.

Bluestein Law Firm recovered over $700,000.00 for its clients in workers' compensation ceases.

August to October 2013

S. Scott Bluestein was selected as an adjunct professor of law at the Charleston School of Law, where he teaches the maritime personal injury and death class to upper level law students seeking their Master of Laws in Admiralty. These students have already graduated law school.

Bluestein Law Firm was able to obtain over $650,000.00 for its clients for claims under the Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act.

S. Scott Bluestein has filed a law suit on behalf of a treasure salvage company to recover treasure and other artifacts from a sunken ship.

July 2013

S. Scott Bluestein attended a maritime continuing legal education seminar in San Francisco, California.

Bluestein Law Firm was able to negotiate a very large recovery for a Jones Act Seamen.

Bluestein Law Firm was able to obtain title to a vessel for a local marina resulting from the vessel's owner's failure to pay dockage for the vessel.

June 2013

S. Scott Bluestein was able to obtain over $300,000.00 for a client under the Defense Base Act.

S. Scott Bluestein attended the South Eastern Admiralty Seminar in Savannah, Georgia.

May 2013

S. Scott Bluestein was able to assist a local vessel repairer enforce its maritime lien against a vessel.

Bluestein Law Firm was able to assist a client recover his damages resulting from a failed boat lift.

S. Scott Bluestein attended a legal technology seminar.

Bluestein Law Firm was able to assist a client recover his damages resulting from an accident on a research vessel.

April 2013

S. Scott Bluestein was able to obtain a large sum of money for a client injured on a cruise ship.

S. Scott Bluestein participated in the Francis Drake Admiralty Inn of Court meeting.

S. Scott Bluestein was a panel member on a Huffington Post Live segment about treasure salvage.

March 2013

S. Scott Bluestein served as a judge for the John Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition.

February 2013

S. Scott Bluestein taught lawyers about maritime personal injury at a continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the Charleston County Bar Association.

Bluestein Law Firm was able to settle workers' compensation claims under the Defense Base Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act for over $500,000.00.

S. Scott Bluestein participated in the Francis Drake Admiralty Inn of Court meeting.

January 2013

Bluestein Law Firm was able to settle personal injury claims involving the collision of two vessels for over $400,000.00.

Bluestein Law Firm was able to settle workers' compensation claims under the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act for over $100,000.00.