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Our Clients V. The Mary Jane.

Confidential settlement. This is a double wrongful death action that happened just off the coast of Bodega Bay, California, in the Pacific Ocean. The plaintiffs were the heirs of a father and son who went on a sport fishing outing for the day on a “party boat” called The Mary Jane.

The captain returned to port by taking a short cut that took his boat to an area where “sneaker waves” were known to be generated. A sneaker wave is a huge wave that is created near shore during the winter months. These waves are large enough to engulf or capsize a fairly large boat. The Mary Jane was hit by a sneaker wave that exceeded 20 feet in height and it threw several passengers off the boat, including the plaintiffs’ father/husband and son/brother. They were swept from the boat and drowned.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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