District court judgment denying plaintiff's request for exoneration from, or limitation of, liability for a maritime accident is affirmed where substantial evidence supported the court's finding that the accident was a result of negligence and unseaworthiness, and that plaintiff did not lack privity or knowledge.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Argued: April 20, 2009
Decided: July 31, 2009
Before KEARSE, SACK, and LIVINGSTON, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by KEARSE, Circuit Judge.
For Petitioner: James E. Forde, New York, NY.
For Claimant: Andrew S. Buzin, New York, NY.