Failure-To-Warn Claim Survives In Washington Federal Suit Against Owner Of Barge

Failure-To-Warn Claim Survives In Washington Federal Suit Against Owner Of Barge

TACOMA, Wash. - The negligence and punitive damages claims of the administratrix of the estate of a deceased stevedore survived a defense motion for summary judgment on Nov. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington because, the presiding judge concluded, issues of material fact remain as to how the plaintiff's decedent ended up in the hold of a barge owned by the defendant and whether the defendant failed to warn of the risks of carbon monoxide exposure on the barge (Sandra L. Summers v. Salmon Bay Barge Line Inc., No. 13-5859, W.D. Wash.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157914).

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