Widow sues boat proprietor in fireplace off California that killed 34

LOS ANGELES — The widow of a person who died in a fiery dive boat catastrophe that killed 34 individuals in waters off California is suing the vessel’s house owners.

Christine Dignam, who misplaced her husband Justin Dignam, filed her declare Monday in Los Angeles federal court docket.


The lawsuit in opposition to Santa Barbara-based Fact Aquatics is the primary from a relative of those that died on the boat.

The lawsuit is a counterclaim to a lawsuit filed pre-emptively by house owners of the boat, referred to as the Conception, to guard them from legal responsibility underneath a quirk of maritime regulation.

The fireplace is the topic of ongoing prison and security inquiries by federal authorities. The blaze’s trigger has not been decided.


Attorneys for the boat firm didn’t instantly reply to emails searching for touch upon the lawsuit.

Brian Melley And Stefanie Dazio, The Related Press