Sunday, April 18, 2010

Judge: Ethan Allen victims can sue NY

A state Court of Claims judge has rejected the state's immunity defense in the Ethan Allen capsizing, setting the stage for a trial later this year over whether state marine inspectors had any responsibility for the tour boat tragedy. No trial date has been set in the state case. Lawyers for the victims have argued that state inspectors did not do their job when inspecting the tour boat, which sank in Lake George on Oct. 2, 2005, leading to the drowning deaths of 20 passengers.

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