Chinese Tea, American Ships, British Merchants, Native American Disguises: Analyzing Insurance in the Case of the Boston Tea Party

  • Organizer: 2019 RIMS National Conference
  • Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA
  • Date: April 30, 2019
  • Time: 01:30 PM-02:30 PM

On the night of December 16, 1773, more than 40 tons of Chinese tea belonging to the British East India Company was dumped from three American ships into Boston Harbor.  While some may think the event was an important stepping stone to American independence, we all know that there were complicated insurance issues that had to be addressed.  This session will entertain, inform, and educate.  A panel of experts including lawyers and risk managers will analyze the insurance coverage issues arising from the Boston Tea Party and show what it teaches us about risk management and insurance coverage today.  Don’t miss this entertaining and valuable session that will explore coverage issues from many different perspectives: the tea owner, the ship owner, the harbor operator, the tea retailer.

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