Small Baltimore Business is First to File Private Lawsuit Against Container Ship Company Responsible for the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

After the Fracis Scott Key Bridge collapse, happening in March of this year, a small Baltimore business is the first to file a private lawsuit. American Publishing was one of many companies affected by the disaster, caused by a large container ship that crashed into the bridge. The class action filed by the publishing company aims to directly hold the owner and manager of the container ship accountable. The alleged companies that own the ship (Grace Ocean and Synergy Marine) are being accused of negligence and allowing an “unseaworthy” vessel to operate.

The FBI is conducting a separate criminal investigation while the National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

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Steve Larson

An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, environmental clean-up litigation, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve’s clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.


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