Torts Keyed to Farnesworth
Williams v. Hays
William Hays (Defendant) was the captain and part owner of a cargo ship. While transporting cargo, the ship hit a massive storm and was stuck for about three days. Defendant drank a strong malaria medicine after which, his crew felt that he was acting drunk or insane. The ship was damaged in the storm. While stuck in the storm, two separate tugboats offered to tug the boat to shore, but Defendant declined. Eventually, the ship wrecked and Defendant had no memory of the tugboats’ offers. Williams, et al. (Plaintiffs), the other owners of the ship, sued Defendant for negligence to recover for the loss of the ship.
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