Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Judge says lawsuit over sunken treasure may be heard in S.C. (Daily Comet, LA)

A judge reversed his earlier decision and ruled a lawsuit over the steamer SS Republic and its trove of $75 million in gold and artifacts may be heard in South Carolina.

The judge last year dismissed a lawsuit brought by South Carolina shipwreck hunters over the spoils, saying the case should be brought in Florida.

But Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson Jr. heard additional arguments and on Friday filed an order saying his initial decision was wrong. . . .

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