Tragedy Prompts Top NY Court To Back Marine Insurance Bill

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 6:57 PM EST) -- A ruling by the New York Court of Appeals clearing the state of liability in a deadly boating mishap is likely to grab the attention of Albany lawmakers, experts said, with the state's ranking judge taking the unusual step of suggesting a stalled marine insurance bill could have helped the victims in court.

In a unanimous opinion Thursday that said the state owed no special duty to passengers after the Ethan Allen tour boat capsized on Lake George in 2005, killing 20 people, Chief Judge Jonathan...
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