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Filmmaker Rob Stewart's family files wrongful death lawsuit

Discussion in 'Scuba Related Court Cases' started by packrat12, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. packrat12

    packrat12 Rebreather Pilot

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  2. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! Staff Member

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    Expect it to go wherever the lawyers are able to throw it... Hoping to see what might stick.. Right or wrong..

    But, I get what you are saying...
     
  3. Cowfish Aesthetic

    Cowfish Aesthetic Barracuda

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  4. AZNetEng

    AZNetEng Barracuda

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    I had read through the thread over the weekend and frankly was surprised they hadnt already filed suit.
     
  5. Patoux01

    Patoux01 Solo Diver

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    I'm wondering who is going to be targeted... And also curious as to who is behind the lawsuit.
     
  6. Dan_T

    Dan_T Great White

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    It is stated in the link above that Peter Sotis & Add Helium are the targets. Behind the the lawsuit is Stewart family.
     
  7. Patoux01

    Patoux01 Solo Diver

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    Peter Sotis & AH do not go as "several individualS" and "companiES".
    Most likely they received advice to sue, that's the person I want to know. If the family had figured it out by themselves, they'd had filed the lawsuit earlier on IMO.
     
  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Any competent attorney is going to do their due diligence and find every possible source of revenue before they sue. They have one clean shot at this, so might as well do this right.
     
  9. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm sure they'll name the instructor, his store, his agency (if there is one, I think I've heard conflicting info). Maybe the boat, captain, maker of the rebreather, and the guy on the nearby beach selling drinks. It's the way of lawyers.
     
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  10. Wookie

    Wookie ScubaBoard Business Sponsor Staff Member ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    There are a number of "targets" or defendants who will be named. I would expect the rebreather manufacturer, the instructor, the initial instructor, the boat operator, the captain, and anyone else who touched Rob in the past 6 months.

    As far as who is behind it? The folks from Sea Shepherd are pretty pissed off, but they have no standing.
     

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