6 Sep 2019
Dive Boat Owner Seeks To Limit Payouts To Victims’ Families Days After Fatal Fire
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Families of the victims who died in a Labor Day dive boat disaster off the Ventura coast were blindsided by a lawsuit filed this week by the owner of the vessel.
6 Sep 2019
“Heartless” Owner of California Dive Boat Insults Dead by Claiming Lives Lost in Disaster are Worthless Under Archaic Law, Says Noted Maritime Trial Lawyer Robert J. Mongeluzzi
Robert J. Mongeluzzi, the noted maritime trial lawyer who has represented dozens of victims in duck-boat disasters and other maritime accidents, called yesterday’s legal maneuver by the owners of the fire-ravaged California dive boat, The Conception, “a cruel and heartless ploy ...
6 Sep 2019
California dive boat owners don’t want to pay victims’ families: court papers
The owners of the dive boat that caught fire off the coast of Southern California, killing 34 people aboard, say they shouldn’t have to pay a dime to the victims’ families, according to a new report.
6 Sep 2019
California dive boat owner quickly asks judge to limit payouts to victims’ families
The owners of the California diving boat that burned during a Labor Day weekend charter near Santa Barbara, killing 34 people aboard, have turned to a 19th-century maritime law to argue they should not have to pay any money to ...
4 Sep 2019
Mother of Two-year-old Erie Daycare Fire Victim Turns to Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky in Her Search for Answers, Justice
Erie, PA (September 4, 2019) – National law firm Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., (SMBB) is now leading the legal representation on behalf of two-year-old Dalvin Anthony Pacley, one of five children that died as a result of the ...
19 Jul 2019
A Year After Duck-Boat Sinking, Some Cities Abandon Tourist Staple
Operators have trouble getting insurance after accident near Branson, Mo. killed 17
18 Jul 2019
Many Duck Boats No Longer Operating Because of Insurance, Says Attorney
Premiums have become much higher for duck boat companies because of last year’s incident.
25 Jun 2019
Two Injured in Collapse of Fire Escape in West Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Police Department reported Tuesday afternoon that two men were critically injured in the collapse of a third-floor fire escape landing at an apartment building in West Philadelphia. The structural collapse in the 4200 block of Chester Avenue occurred ...
19 Jun 2019
US attorneys launch landmark lawsuit against American firms over Grenfell
American attorneys famous for claims in construction disasters have launched a landmark wrongful death lawsuit in Philadelphia against three US companies on behalf of 69 of the 72 people killed in the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London, and 177 ...
12 Jun 2019
SMBB files class action against Chrysler stemming from Jeep Wrangler’s death wobble problem
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces a class-action lawsuit over an alleged “death wobble” involving 2015-2018 Jeep Wranglers with a solid front axle that the suit says can cause the steering wheel to shake violently at highway speeds.