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Jury Rejects $25 Million Wes Skiles Lawsuit
By Joseph Tepper, May 23, 2016 @ 08:00 PM (EST)
Source: Palm Beach Post

A jury in Palm Beach County has rejected a $25 million lawsuit filed by the widow of famed underwater photographer Wes Skiles.

Earlier this month, we shared reports that Terri Skiles sought compensation for the accused negligence of equipment manufacturer Dive Rite in the death of her husband in 2010. After four hours of deliberation, the jury cleared the owners of Dive Rite of any wrongdoing for the underwater breathing device it produced for Skiles.

It’s a disappointing result for the Skiles family, but the defense argued there were a number of other circumstances that contributed to the unfortunate incident. They claim Skiles was taking Ambien to treat insomnia at the time of his death. Skiles’ attorney argued it was an equipment safety issue.

Read more about the case details in the original article.

 

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