0.9 min readBy Published On: November 13th, 2021Categories: News0 Comments

Universal Hub is reporting that the South Boston (Seaport) man involved in the deadly crash off of Castle Island last summer is asking a federal judge to limit how much he would have to pay out for any lawsuits because he was not at fault because he couldn’t see the 40-foot marker he collided with.

On Friday, Ryan Denver invoked a federal law dating to 1851 meant to deal with pirates and bad storms. Basically the law limits the amount a person can sue a ship owner for to the value of the ship itself.  The owner of said ship, however, does have to prove that the crash was beyond his/her control.

You can read more about this “interesting” legal move here. 

Denver still faces criminal charges including involuntary manslaughter, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, for the collision that caused the death of Jeanica Julce.

 

 

 

 

 

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