Just before the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, John Lyons, Jr. filed a lawsuit against Mark Morice who admits to taking Lyons' 18 ft pleasure boat immediately following the landfall of Katrina. Morice reportedly used the boat to save around 200 stranded people, including a 92 year old man on dialysis, in the aftermath of the storm.
Morice acknowledges the fact that he didn't have permission to use the boat and also admits that instead of returning the boat to Lyons, he gave it to other rescuers attempting to save people from the floodwaters. Lyons' insurance carrier would only pay half of the value of the boat so Lyons chose to file suit against Morice for the remaining 12,000 dollars.
What would you have done? Would you have taken the boat to save the stranded people, even if you didn't have permission? Would you have sued for your losses if it were your boat that was taken? Tell us what you would do...............Then check out the story update here.Hurrican
Originally posted 9/19/06 on Yahoo 360