IN RE GRAHAM OFFSHORE, ETC.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 98-724 C/W 99-2951 SECTION: “J”(5)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13173
September 5, 2000, Decided
September 6, 2000, Filed
September 6, 2000, Entered
OVERVIEW: While it is certainly preferable to clearly and unambiguously invoke Rule 9(h), such express invocation is not necessary as long as the complaint contains a simple statement identifying the claim as an admiralty or maritime claim. Id. If such a statement is in the complaint, the plaintiff has sufficiently designated her claim so as to invoke[*7] the Admiralty side of the Court. Id. This is true even though plaintiff may at the same time request a jury trial