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  1. #1
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    Wrong, Rip-off, unfair ruling:

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1

    Treasure hunters fond some lost loot, court gives it back to original nation of ownership. Lost in 1804. Bullcrud! There used to be a salvage rule honored at the time that allowed 50% of the salvage anyway. I think this is judicial corruption and should be investigated.
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    Funny I wonder what precedent or law did the federal judge base his "opinion" on? He didn't even give the treasure hunters a "reward" for their efforts much less pay them for their actual labor and material costs in recovering the 200 year old lost treasure. Unreal. Hang the judge. Thank you very much
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennac View Post
    Funny I wonder what precedent or law did the federal judge base his "opinion" on? He didn't even give the treasure hunters a "reward" for their efforts much less pay them for their actual labor and material costs in recovering the 200 year old lost treasure. Unreal. Hang the judge. Thank you very much
    My thinking exactly. They should at the least be awarded a 'finders fee'.
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    Surprised he didnt lock them up for stealing it "yet". I used to do some marine salvage, the laws have not changed much in the past 200 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweat hog View Post
    Surprised he didnt lock them up for stealing it "yet". I used to do some marine salvage, the laws have not changed much in the past 200 years.
    Then am I wrong that there was a standard 50% salvage rule dating back into the 17 or 1800's?
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "Who ARE you people? And WHAT are you doing in my SWAMP!?" Shrek

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

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    Some agreement must be reached unless the vessel is decared abandoned.
    Piracy is an old bussiness and the laws are the same.
    And I dont think you are wrong.
    After following Mell Fishers tribulations I abandonded my own treasure hunt.
    And 18 years later someone found it and got to keep it.
    It was in US waters.
    Thanks for sparking my interest looks like the judge didnt consider Fishers case a presedent.
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