Transport: Ward's Award

Last week the Ward Line, now operating as New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., offered to pay about 400 claimants against it an average of about $3,000 apiece. Of this $1,250,000 total, $890,000 would go to Morro Castle plaintiffs and the balance to Mohawk plaintiffs. In the case of the Morro Castle, which burned in September 1934 with a loss of 124 lives, about 80 suits have been entered for passenger deaths, 30 for crew deaths, 225 for personal injuries. Claims in the case of the Mohawk, which a few months after...

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