Maritime Victory: Young v. Moran Towing Corporation

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP partner, Dan Rose, wins a significant victory for the family of Ricardo Young, a deckhand on a Moran tug, "The Turecamo Girls", who was crushed to death by a towline during an improperly conducted "swing maneuver".

In rendering his decision on November 11, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet rejected Moran's contention (and OSHAs and the US Coast Guard's findings) that Ricardo Young caused his own death, and instead credited plaintiff's investigation which found that Moran's negligence and failure to provide a seaworthy tug and crew were the direct result of Ricard Young's death.

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