The Triton

News

Judge denies request to lower $70 million rape award

ADVERTISEMENT

A Broward County judge denied a yacht owner’s request to reduce the $70.56 million award granted to a former yacht crew after she was raped onboard the 150-foot Feadship M/Y Endless Summer in February 2015.

According to court documents, the crew member “appeared credible to the jury,” and the court found no reason to dispute the jury’s findings. The judge’s order states “the amount of compensation on each element of damage was not excessive” and it included an award less than what was requested for one one of the items, future medical expenses.

The ruling states that “while this was a large verdict”, the court “concluded that the amount awarded is not indicative of prejudice, passion or corruption on the part of the jury.”

Attorneys for the yacht owner, Island Girl Ltd., appealed the Jan. 29 jury award and were denied a new trial in early May.

Related Posts...
By Dorie Cox A European Union tariff has disrupted summer Read more...
UPDATE:The 40m award-winning racing sloop My Song has been declared Read more...
A 120-foot (36.6m) Tecnomar Evo 120 yacht went up in Read more...
A worker at a marina on the Dania Cutt-off Canal Read more...
In a revision to its regulations for merchant mariner credentials, Read more...

Share This Post

About Dorie Cox

Dorie Cox is editor of The Triton.

View all posts by Dorie Cox →

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

EU tariff turns more charter yachts off Med

EU tariff turns more charter yachts off Med

By Dorie Cox A European Union tariff has disrupted summer plans for a number of yachts that typically charter in the Mediterranean. …

Final Christensen launched in Vancouver; yard moves to Tennessee

Final Christensen launched in Vancouver; yard moves to Tennessee

Christensen has launched the last hull to be completed and delivered from its Vancouver yard.  The 164-foot (50m) Jackpot, …

40m S/Y My Song not salvageable

40m S/Y My Song not salvageable

UPDATE:The 40m award-winning racing sloop My Song has been declared unsalvageable after falling off a cargo ship in the Med while in …

Newport19: Charter show opens today

Newport19: Charter show opens today

Crew from more than 20 yachts worked hard to keep the raindrops at bay at Newport Shipyard this morning as the annual Newport Charter Show …