378 F2d 934 Bland v. Hopewell Yacht Club Incorporated a
378 F.2d 934
Jacqueline P. BLAND, Executrix of the Estate of Homer Isaac
Bland, deceased, Appellant,
The HOPEWELL YACHT CLUB, INCORPORATED, United States of
America, American Power Boat Association, William
A. Ritner, Sr., and Calvert Skeeter
United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit.
Argued May 31, 1967.
Decided June 5, 1967.
Harry P. Anderson, Jr., Richmond, Va. (D. R. Taylor, Williamsburg, Va., and Satterfield, Haw, Anderson, Parkerson & Beazley, Richmond, Va., on brief), for appellant.
Harvey M. Katz, Attorney, Department of Justice (Barefoot Sanders, Asst. Atty. Gen., and John C. Eldridge, Attorney, Department of Justice, and Claude V. Spratley, Jr., U.S. Atty., on brief), for appellee United States of America.
Edward E. Lane, Richmond, Va. (Robert L. Taylor, Richmond, Va., and William A. Smith, Staten Island, N.Y., and brief), for other appellees.
Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, and BOREMAN and CRAVEN, Circuit judges.
This suit grows out of a collision between two hydroplanes, racing boats in the '266-cubic-inch class,' at a race meet in which one of the drivers was killed. The plaintiff seeks to recover damages for the death of the deceased driver.
The District Court found that the sole proximate cause of the accident was the negligence of the deceased and entered judgment for the defendants. We find ample support in the record for the findings, conclusions and judgment below.