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Weather Forecast Co. Fending Off Suit Over Sunken Ship

Law360 (July 16, 2018, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday gave insurers one more shot at amending their suit accusing weather forecasting system provider StormGeo Corp. of being liable for the 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, which left its 33 crew members dead and all the vessel's cargo destroyed.

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan dismissed the second amended complaint filed by Great American Insurance Co. of New York, QBE Seguros, Universal Insurance Co. and nearly a dozen Lloyds of London units who say the ship’s doomed course was chosen by its late captain, Michael Davidson, due to his reliance on StormGeo’s...

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May 15, 2017

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