Boat Overturned Inspections http://wamc.org en NY Court Rejects Inspector Liability in Capsizing http://wamc.org/post/ny-court-rejects-inspector-liability-capsizing <p>New York's top court has rejected damages claims against state inspectors who continually recertified a tour boat for 48-passenger capacity before it overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005, drowning 20 people during a leaf-peeping tour.<br><br>The Court of Appeals said Thursday that the state generally isn't liable for "the negligent performance" of government functions unless it has some "special duty" to those hurt.<br> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:25:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53009 at http://wamc.org