Federal Judge finds Nathan Carman directly or indirectly caused boat to sink

After nearly three years of litigation and a two-week trial at the District of Rhode Island, the Court entered Judgment for our clients denying Nathan Carman’s insurance claim and dismissing all of his counterclaims. 

The case involved the disappearance of Vermont Resident Nathan Carman and his mother, Linda from Connecticut, after they departed Rhode Island to go fishing on his 31′ boat. Nathan Carman was found over a week later in a life raft by a passing freight ship, M/V ORIENT LUCKY, but his mother has never been found.

​Prior to departing Rhode Island on September 17, 2016, Carman replaced his bilge pump and removed the vessel’s trim tabs leaving four holes in his transom within inches of the waterline.

See the Court’s full decision.

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