American Steamship Company v. Hallett Dock Company, et al.

A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in Duluth, Minn., awarded our client American Steamship Company 100% of the $4,682,322.55 claimed in repair damages and lost business income after an 11-day trial ended February 21, 2013. The District Court also awarded our client $2,398,888.54 in prejudgment interest. The jury decided that Hallett Dock Company was 100 percent responsible for causing the 1,000-foot-long vessel, the Walter J. McCarthy Jr., to partially sink and flood at Hallett’s dock in the Duluth-Superior Harbor.