Washington Supreme Court Holds That Punitive Damages May Be Awarded to a Seaman Under a General Maritime Law Unseaworthiness Claim
On March 9, the Washington State Supreme Court issued an opinion confirming the types of damages available to a plaintiff under a general maritime unseaworthiness claim, specifically determining that punitive damages are available under these types of claims. Tabingo v. American Triumph, LLC, et al., 92913-1, 2017 WL 959551 (Wash. Mar. 9, 2017).
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