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Admiralty – General Maritime Law Survival Claim – Punitive Damages (access required)

Where decedent's estate seeks to supplement its complaint with a general maritime survival claim against the shipper of coal for decedent's death which resulted from an explosion at sea in a ship's hold containing coal, the claim for compensatory damages is allowed, but the court denies the motion to state a general maritime law survival ...