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.