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Plaintiff-Appellant Sergey Sologub appeals from a summary judgment entered in favor of defendant-appellee The City of New York ("the City") in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Martin, J.). Sologub was employed by the City in the civil service title of deckhand. He was assigned to Staten Island Ferry Terminal duties when he was seriously injured in the course of his employment while assisting in the docking of a ferry. Sologub brought the action giving rise to this appeal to recover damages for the injuries he sustained as a result of the accident. In his complaint Sologub claimed the benefits of the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. App. § 688(a), which allows seamen to recover damages against their employers for personal injuries suffered in the course of their employment. The City moved for summary judgment, and the district court granted the motion after concluding that Sologub was not a seaman for the purposes of Jones Act coverage at the time he was injured. See Sologub v. City of New York, No. 96-5234, 1999 WL 76865, *1-2 (S.D.N.Y. Feb.16, 1999).


202 F.3d 175 (2000)

Sergey SOLOGUB, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Defendant-Appellee.

Docket No. 99-7306.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued October 20, 1999.

Decided January 21, 2000.

Paul C. Matthews, New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Edward F.X. Hart, Office of Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, New York, N.Y. (Michael D. Hess, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, Leonard Koerner, of Counsel, on the brief), for Defendant-Appellee.

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