Developments in Maritime Law: Punitive Damages After James R. Hausman v. Holland America Line USA, et al.
The propriety of punitive damages continues to be a frequently litigated issue in maritime cases. In Fall 2015, a federal jury awarded $21.5 million in damages against Holland America Line for a personal injury claim brought by passenger James Hausman. Most of the award consisted of punitive damages, once again raising a debate about excessive jury verdicts.
Schwabe maritime attorneys Bert W. Markovich, Noah Jarrett, and Colin Folawn will discuss key takeaways from this case and provide practical tips pertaining to case analysis, incident investigation, and the attorney-client privilege.
This seminar will be presented in the firm's Seattle office, with a call-in number for those invitees in the United Kingdom who may attend by phone.
A light, complimentary breakfast, mimosas, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.