The family of a man who was killed in the October 2003 Staten Island Ferry crash settled its case against New York City for $8.75 million. This ferry crash killed 11 people and many ferry passengers were injured.
New York City officials said the agreement is one of 127 claims settled for a total of $45 million, with 44 cases remaining.
The city took the case into federal court in an effort to limit its damages to about $14.4 million under maritime law. But the Court ruled that the city, could not limit its liability for the deaths and injuries caused by the criminal acts of the vessel pilot and the former director of the ferry service.