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Admiralty – Negligence – Forklift Driver – Government Contractor Defense (access required)

A technician on the USS Theodore Roosevelt docked in Norfolk can try his claim against the U.S. for alleged negligence in a forklift driver’s operation of a 20-ton forklift than ran over plaintiff’s foot, resulting in amputation of his left leg, but a Norfolk U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the forklift manufacturer, because ...

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