Alaska commercial fishing news and notes
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It seems to me that by the same logic that cut the punitive damages award in the Exxon Valdez case, this punitive damages award should be severely limited as well. We'll see if maritime law really does mandate a 1:1 cap, or if that only applies when a multi-national corporate giant like Exxon is on the hook!
Attention all vessel captains, you must baby sit your crew and prevent them from making stupid decisions. Was he ordered to lift a 122 lb. sheet of steel? If so then maybe damages are justified. If it was a bonehead move on his part then it gives this boat owner the chills.
of the 1.5 million, what cut do the attorneys get?
I should have sued the piss out of them, when I had the chance....Now,I have a deformed body, because of lack of communication on their part....I was sweet talked by a captain to let it go...statute of limitations is 3 years...but that's long gone....the injury was not self inflicted, like the fore-mentioned and accused...yeah great company, right!....everybody only lookin' out for them selves....see no evil do no evil....lol....
This verdict seems to just enforce that no personal responsibility should exist. Why on Earth was this guy trying to lift a 122 lb piece of metal? If he had injured himself while bench-pressing the same weight, would the gym have been liable? All this does is encourage even higher insurance for vessel owners - to guard them against stupidity!
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