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Widow Can Proceed in State Court With Tort Claims for Diver's Death

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 1562 | 0 | 12 min read

The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that a widow can proceed with claims for damages for her husband's offshore death, which happened in waters that fall within the ambit of the federal Death on the High Seas Act and Florida’s territorial jurisdiction. Case: Kipp v. Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Center, No. 3D17-316, 06/06/2018, published.   Facts: Steven Kipp worked as a crewman aboard a scuba dive charter boat owned and operated by Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Center. In November 2015, the vessel took a group of divers out for a night dive a...

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