Court Assesses $13M Damages In Fatal QM2 Mishap

Law360, New York (February 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A French court has ordered two construction companies to pay $13.8 million in damages for a shipyard accident involving the luxury ocean liner Queen Mary 2 that killed 15 people.

On Monday, a court in Saint Nazaire, France held Chantiers de L'Atlantique, the company that built the ship, and Endel, a walkway maker, responsible for a 2003 accident in which a walkway to the QM2 collapsed during visitors' day at the shipyard. The collapse killed 15 people and injured 29, and a year later a 16th...
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