Jensen v. White Star Lines (c) Anderson Kill & Olick 1998
Estate of Hans Peder Jensen


Hans Peder Jensen was 20 years old when he boarded the White Star Line's R.M.S. Titanic.  He was traveling with his fiancé Carla Christine Jensen who was a year younger than Hans.  While they shared the same last name, they were not related and had not yet married. They both grew up in the town of Eskildstrup, Denmark.

Since Hans did not survive and his body was never found, all evidence of his actions on the night of the Titanic sinking come from the survivors.

Hans and Carla each signed a will before they left on Titanic.  Hans' will has been brought from Denmark to New York City where the trial is taking place. His will names Carla as his sole heir and executor of his estate.  As Hans' executor, Carla stands in Hans' place for bringing suit.  Therefore, Hans' estate, by its representative, Carla Jensen, is the plaintiff in the suit against White Star Lines.

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