$155,000: Yacht Crashes and Sinks in Newport Beach
June 9, 2010
CASE DESCRIPTION: Terrance R. was a passenger aboard a 60 foot yacht owned and operated by James S. They were returning to Newport Beach from a trip to Catalina Island when James S. drove the yacht into the Newport Beach jetty, causing the yacht to sink. All six people aboard were rescued.
TYPE OF CASE: Maritime – boating incident
PLAINTIFF’S CONTENTIONS: Strict Liability pursuant to California Harbors & Navigation Code §§491, 809
PLAINTIFF’S INJURIES: Terrance R. suffered a rotator cuff tear requiring surgery from which he has recovered.
MEDICAL SPECIALS: Past: $10,000 paid by Plaintiff’s healthcare insurer.
DATE AND LOCATION OF INCIDENT: August 11, 2007 at 9:25 p.m., Newport Beach Jetty, Newport Beach, California
PLAINTIFF’S AGE: 55
OCCUPATION: Construction business owner
Casey R. Johnson
DEFENDANTS’ INSURER: ACE American Insurance Company