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Court Properly Limits Damages Available to Heirs of Drowned Worker

Friday, March 1, 2024 | 0

A Louisiana appellate court upheld a grant of partial summary judgment limiting the potential damages for the seller of a vessel that capsized and killed a father of three. David Wayne Garner worked for Lynx Production Services Inc. In February 2013, Lynx assigned Garner to work on a vessel in the navigable waters off the coast of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The vessel capsized and became submerged, resulting in Garner's death. He left behind three children. The vessel was allegedly owned by Specialty Boat Rentals and had been purchased from Scully's Aluminum Boats Inc. and Scully&...

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