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Hawley to Reintroduce McCaskill’s Duck Boat Bill

Republican Sen.-Elect Josh Hawley of Missouri says he’ll reintroduce a duck boat safety bill that his campaign rival Sen. Claire McCaskill proposed after a duck boat sank in July, killing 17 people. Hawley said he’ll bring the legislation up again …

Duck Boat Owner, Missouri Family Settle Suit Over Fatal Sinking

The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake in the summer, killing 17 people, has settled the first of several lawsuits filed in the accident. William Bright, 65, and his 63-year-old wife, Janice, of Higginsville, …

Firms Sued Over Missouri Duck Boat Sinking Seek Mediation, Cite 1851 Law

Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages as they also seek settlement negotiations …

Duck Boat Company Wants Some Missouri Boat Death Lawsuits Dropped

The company that owns the Ride the Ducks operation in Branson has asked a judge to dismiss some of the lawsuits filed after one of its boats sank in a Missouri lake in July, killing 17 people. Ripley Entertainment said …

Duck Boat Operators Fight Back, Call Missouri AG’s Lawsuit ‘Irresponsible’

The operators of a Missouri duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people, say in a court filing that a lawsuit from Missouri’s attorney general is “irresponsible” and “littered with factual inaccuracies and innuendo.” Attorney General Josh Hawley’s lawsuit …

Missouri AG Sues Over Deadly Duck Boat Sinking

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Aug. 31 sued the owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, alleging that the companies violated the state’s consumer protection law and put profits above …

Prosecutors: Possible Negligence in Missouri Duck Boat Sinking

The U.S. Coast Guard has found probable cause that the sinking of a tourist boat on a Missouri lake last month that killed 17 people “resulted from the misconduct, negligence, or inattention to the duties” by the captain of the …

Survivor of Missouri Duck Boat Sinking Wants Them Banned

An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Missouri said she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats. Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during …

Feds Examining Electronic Devices as Missouri Duck Boat Inquiry Continues

Federal officials are reviewing cellphones, a camera and a recording device found with a duck boat that sank in a storm last month in southern Missouri, as part of investigations into the disaster that killed 17 people. The National Transportation …

Coast Guard: Missouri Duck Boat in Violation of Inspection Terms

A tourist boat was on the lake despite wind speeds far exceeding allowable limits when it sank last month in Missouri, killing 17 people, according to a certificate of inspection made public on Aug. 1. The U.S. Coast Guard announced …