Healy Lecture examines punitive damages in maritime law (VIDEO)

On May 5, the 10th biennial Nicholas J. Healy Lecture on Admiralty Law asked, "What is the Limit? Punitive Damages in Maritime Law." Speakers included Charles B. Anderson, president of Skuld North America and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, and Peter Winship, James Cleo Thompson Sr. Trustee Professor of Law at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

2011 Healy Lecture participantsThe event was moderated by Patrick J. Bonner, president of the Maritime Law Association of the United States; John D. Kimball, an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law; and David J. Sharpe, a professor emeritus at the George Washington University Law School. Winship discussed Supreme Court cases over the past couple of decades that have dealt with punitive damages in maritime law, while Anderson focused on punitive damages in oil pollution cases.

The speakers and moderators also remembered Healy, who taught admiralty law as an adjunct professor at NYU Law from 1947 to 1986 and was widely renowned in the field of maritime law. He passed away in May 2009 at age 99, less than a month after the ninth Healy Lecture.

Watch the full video of the event (1 hr, 18 min):