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Dive Boat Fire Investigators May See Lesson in Ghost Ship Tragedy Negligence Case

One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fiery death traps for a combined 70 souls, …

Criminal Charges Against BP Employees Test Reach of Maritime Statute

Not all manslaughter charges are created equal. If they were, the U.S. Justice Department might have filed just 11 charges when it brought a criminal case against two BP Plc employees last week, one for each of the 11 deaths …