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Sandra Stewart sues a whole lot more folks

Discussion in 'Scuba Related Court Cases' started by Wookie, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Of course, with all of the money spent so far, it's possible that she had to name some new defendants to bring a fresh infusion of cash....
     
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  2. Dsix36

    Dsix36 Solo Diver

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    Me Me, I volunteer. Wait this sounds like a discussion on another board awhile back where I had to vouch for her female status. If Claudia is a guy, then he makes a bikini look pretty good.
     
  3. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My understanding was that Rob jumped off the back of the boat to go diving at the material time.
     
  4. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    At the material time, Rob wasn't a passenger.
     
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  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My point exactly, although the law sometimes makes very little sense. You can't always count on logic prevailing.
     
  6. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    And by leaving out the producer, I would guess against advice, they created the empty chair. A television/film producer responsibilities are to oversee all elements of a production from conception through to completion, and may also be involved in the marketing and distribution. It seems to me that a lot of the responsibility could be shifted to the one in charge.


    Bob
     
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  7. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I'm not too sure who owns the production company, but maybe the parents don't want to "punish" them.

    And the production company and their underwriter are responsible for all aspects of the safety of the divers. I've been on a number of underwater productions. Never seen one without a diving safety officer, dive supervisor, Safety Diver, camera grips in and out of the water, Rob was of course, the cameraman, and there was no talent, and if you look at the daily call sheet, the safety diver wasn't even on the boat that day. Whoever the producer is is truly hanging out, and the underwriter is completely wet on this one.
     
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  8. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    My thought as well, but it leaves a target for everyone else in the suit to place as much responsibility as possible. He is not at the table to defend against his responsibility, but even if found totally responsible, since he isn't in the suit, he doesn't have to pay.


    Bob
     
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  9. cerich

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    I believe that their dead son ran the production company, (Sharkwater Productions IMDb: With Sharkwater Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending) - IMDb) and the other production companies involved (Diatribe) and Robs father Brian was the executive director.. so.. that is why the production company is not being sued
     
  10. Cert1967

    Cert1967 Let's Go Skiing

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    ORDER STAYING LIMITATION ACTION - FLSD CASE NO.17-CV-10050-JLK

    SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT - CASE NO: CACE-17-0059 - BROWARD

    To better understand the amended complaint in state court, a reading of Judge King's Order of January 11, 2019, may be instructive. Here the litigation history is succinctly summarized by Judge King, along with the legal basis for his order. Delving deeper, a review of docs 135 and 136 - the parties' winning and losing arguments are laid out.

    The reader may reach their own conclusions as to this finding in Judge King's order.

    "The Court further finds that Stewart has not, as Petitioner claims, “engaged in a pattern of delay” (DE131, at 4), but rather that Claimant Sotis unnecessarily delayed these proceedings by attempting without adequate basis to assert a viable claim in this action after Stewart filed her first Motion to Stay Limitation Action (DE35) on April 24, 2018."

    Of note - doc 129 - Neil Bayer on November 22, 2018, sustained serious injuries in a bicycle accident. Best wishes for a full and complete recovery.

    "On Thanksgiving morning, the undersigned counsel was involved in a bicycle accident that resulted in nine hours of neurosurgery involving a fusion of the cervical spine from C1 to C4 with four titanium rods and various screws and plates."




     

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