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Tort/Negligence – Admiralty – FTCA – Naval Ship Explosion – Wrongful Death (access required)

Where plaintiffs, whose son was killed in the 1989 explosion of the U.S.S. Iowa during firing exercises off the coast of Puerto Rico, have brought a wrongful death action against the U.S. government under various admiralty statutes, plaintiffs have failed to establish subject matter jurisdiction either under admiralty law or under the Federal Tort Claims ...