Seattle Duck Boats: Dead Can’t Sue Because They’re Korean
A law firm that represents the tour company is citing an old 1909 law to keep Korean victims from the Duck Boat accident in Seattle last September. That 1909 law was passed to protect people who were violent against Chinese immigrants. That law was cited by the council for "Ride the Ducks" as a reason why their four victims from last summer's crash couldn't sue them.
The judge in the case did not agree, and has certified the challenge to the law according to news reports. That allows for the validity of the law to be challenged in court and will probably allow the law suit to happen.