Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
J. Hodge Alves, III of Hand, Arendall, Bedsole, Greaves & Johnston, Mobile, for appellants.
Robert H. Smith of Collins, Galloway & Smith, Douglas L. Brown of Armbrecht, Jackson, DeMouy, Crowe, Holmes & Reeves, Mobile, for appellee The Guest Corp.
Erling Riis, Jr., of Vickers, Riis, Murray & Curran, Mobile, for appellee AMF, Inc.
Supreme Court of Alabama.
The appellant, Kennedy Engine Company, was sued when a fifty-three foot yacht, the CHRISTI V, caught fire while moored at the Dog River Marina. During an inspection of the craft one of Kennedy's employees discovered a faulty solenoid switch on a starter. After replacing the switch, which entailed removal and reinstallation of the starter, the mechanic reconnected the wires to the starter, improperly causing a short which led to a fire on board the...
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