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Woman sues boat club after being injured by propeller.
Maria Therese is filing a lawsuit against the Montgomery Court and Ampersand Bay Resort & boat Club, the operator of the boat on Saranac Lake in New York. Plaintiff was injured by the boat's propeller when it malfunctioned. Price: $10
Woman sues man after being injured during accident aboard boat.
Nancy Lovering is filing suit against Colorado resident James Benner, alleging she and all of the other passengers on his 25 foot motor boat where violently thrown from the vessel when it slammed into wake from a large tour boat. Lovering was thrown into the bow of the boat, hitting her head and rendering her unconscious. Price: $10
Man sues because his boat is destroyed by fire while in the shop for repairs.
M-1 Properties, an Oklahoma-based company, is filing suit against North American Marine & General Insurance Company, and Water Safety Service for wrongful denial of an insurance claim for damages sustained to plaintiff's boat in a collision. The boat was destroyed in a fire while it was awaiting repair at a boat shop. Price: $10
Seaton Sales sued by man who fell while trying to climb into boat.
Jimmie Chism, of Tennessee, is filing suit against Seaton Sales & Services, alleging he fell while trying to board a boat he was examining while shopping for a boat. Price: $10
Tide Tamer alleges infringement of their boat lifter patent.
Tide Tamer Industries and francis Shackelford, Jr., of North Carolina, are filing suit against boat Lift, U.S., alleging infringement of their patent for a boat lifter. Price: $10
USA sued after men's boat is capsized by unmarked weir.
Clinton Gray, of Louisiana, is filing suit against United States of America, United States Corps of Engineers, State of Louisiana, and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Public Works and Water Resources Division, alleging he was injured when his fishing boat was capsized while he and 2 friends were hunting frogs. Their boat ended up crossing above a weir, which stalled the engine and flung the men from the boat. Price: $10
Man drowns after being knocked from boat by bigger boats wake.
Nita Dill and Lacy Belk, on behalf of the estate Jason Belk, deceased, are filing suit against South Carolina residents Richard Patrick, Allison Patrick, and Harvin Ard, et al., for the wrongful death of decedent. The suit alleges the defendants were operating a 26' Sportfishing boat in Lake Keowee and approached the 19' boat, occupied by decedent and others, at a speed of 40mph, ejecting decedent from the boat and causing him to die by drowning. Price: $10
Woman sues Harbour Cove after she falls from frame ladder while inspecting boat.
Mona and Olaf Martensson, of Florida, are filing suit against William Peel, Jr., and Harbour Cove, alleging Mona fell from a frame ladder used to gain access to a boat that was in dry dock. They were checking he boat for a possible purchase. Price: $10
Key Bank sued for publishing false credit report saying couple had boat repossessed.
Herbert Tyler and Susan Tyler, of Virginia, is filing suit against Key Bank, alleging Key published false data stating that the Tyler's had defaulted on a boat loan and the boat had been repossessed. This was not true. Price: $10
Camco Mfg. seeks relief in suit over boat stand patent.
Camco Manufacturing, of North Carolina, is filing suit against Brownell boat Stands, seeking declaratory judgment that their boat stands do not infringe any patents held by Brownell, as the design is not unique, making the patent invalid. Price: $10
Resolve Salvage sued by passenger injured in boat crash.
Kevin Salsman, a resident of Texas, is filing suit against Resolve Marine Group and Resolve Salvage, et al., alleging plaintiff was traveling on defendant's towing and salvage boat when the boat struck a jettie, throwing the passengers into the air and smashing them into the deck. Price: $10
Woman sues Army Corps of Engineers after boating accident.
Brenda Winblood, a resident of Oklahoma, is suing Con Clary and Josephine Polito, The United States of America, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alleging she was a passenger on defendant Clary's boat when it struck rocks or a submerged roadbed, which tore a hole in the hull of the boat, causing it to wreck. Price: $10
Seaman sues after being injured while untying a boat.
Armando Zertuche, of Texas, is filing suit against Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, alleging he was untying a boat from the dredge when the boatman suddenly pulled the boat back, which made Armando fall onto his back. Price: $10
Husband sues after wife dies in boating accident.
Lawrence Przybylski is suing Shoreline Cruise, Lake George Steamboat Company and Scarano boat Building on behalf of the estate of Stephanie Przybylskim, deceased. She was killed in the October 2006 crash of the boat The Ethan Allen on Lake George, due to the negligence of defendants. Price: $10
Boat slams into smaller boat, killing one man and injuring 2 others.
Jeffery Coker, of South Carolina, is filing suit against Richard Patrick, Allison Patrick, mark Ard, Stacy Ard, Greg Thompson and Danielle Thompson, alleging defendants drove their 26 foot boat into the boat operated by plaintiff, killing one man, and injuring Coker. Price: $10
Wyndham Resorts sued by estate of vacationer killed during banana boat trip.
Rene Wilson, as the representative of the estate of Daisy Emory, deceased, is filing suit against WHC Franchise Corporation, and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Hotel for negligence and vicarious liability, alleging decedent died after being thrown from a banana boat being towed by a powerboat under defendant's control. The suit alleges the boat personnel were not trained lifeguards and did not know CPR. Price: $10
Suit against city of Seward, Alaska claims violations of Clean Water Act.
Resurrection Bbay Conservation Alliance and Alaska Community Action on Toxics are filing suit against the City of Seward, Alaska, alleging illegal discharges of polluted storm water and non-storm water from a ship and boat repair yard and a small boat harbor into waters of the United States, in violation of the Clean Water Act. Price: $10
Man sues resort after falling though hole in dock.
Colorado resident Craig Hamilton is suing Avalon Resorts a/k/a Avalon Reef Club Isla Mujeres, Resorts Holding International, and Yucatan Properties d/b/a Avalon Reef Club for premises liability and negligence when he fell through a large hole in the boat dock after returning from a boat trip at defendant's resort in Mexico. Price: $10
Man sued for abandoning passenger who fell overboard in wreck.
Genie and Kevin McGarvey, on behalf of the estate of Murray McGarvey, deceased, are filing suit against Oklahoma resident John Special, The Special Exploration Company, and the Cherokee Yacht Club after the boat decedent was a passenger in was struck by a vessel operated by Special, throwing him overboard. Special fled the scene, chopping decedent's body with the boat's propellers. Price: $10
Wyndham Resort sued by family of vacationer strangled by life vest on Banana Boat ride.
Florida residents Roxine Williams, Kyneedah Wright-Wood, and Syreeta Wright, individually and on behalf of the estate of Daisy Scott Emory, are filing suit against Wyndham World Wide Corporation, Viva Wydham Fortuna Beach Hotel, Paradise Water Sports and Island Seas Resort, et al., alleging plaintiffs purchased tickets for a Banana boat Ride. The suit alleges plaintiffs were non-swimmers in a rubber raft pulled behind a power boat. The powerboat operator negligently made a sharp turn, causing the raft to capsize. Plaintiffs called for help, but the boat operator did not respond. A Wyndham lifeguard guard had to attempt a rescue by jet ski. Decedent Daisy Emory was strangled by the life vest provided by defendant and could not be resuscitated. Price: $10
Man sues after falling overboard and losing leg in boating accident
Louisiana resident Daniel Regan is filing suit against Starcraft Marine, John Vendergriff and Def Insurance Company for negligence, alleging that defendant's Starcraft pontoon barge had significant defects, which caused plaintiff to fall overboard. Regan alleges he stood up near the bow of the boat, as the driver was reducing his speed, which caused him to fall into a safety gate that ripped from its posts, causing him to fall into the water and come into contract with the boat's outboard motor. Regan suffered an amputation injury to his right leg above the knee. Price: $10
Central Boat Rentals sued by man who was injured on bad boat.
Cliff Grothe, of Texas, is filing suit against Central boat Rentals, alleging he was injured on a ship that was not seaworthy. Price: $10
Hell's Bay alleges infringement of their design trademark for center console boat.
Hell's Bay Holding, of Florida, is filing suit against Fisher Beavertail, alleging infringement of their design patent for a center console boat. Price: $10
Infringing pedal boats being sold in US.
Quebec-based GSC Technologies Corporation is filing suit against Pelican International, alleging infringement of their patent by importing and selling pedal boat. Price: $10
Competitor making patent infringing pedal boats.
GSC Technologies is filing suit against Wisconsin-based Johnson Outdoors, alleging patent infringement of their pedal boat by Johnson. Price: $10
Zachry Construction sued by woman who fell while transferring boats.
Connie Talbert, of Texas, is filing suit against Zachry Construction and marine Transportation Services, alleging she was injured while trying to transfer from a flat bottom boat to the ship MS. Beverly. Price: $10
Manns foot caught between two boats.
Marvel Faught is filing suit against Alabama-based Southern Dredging Company, alleging his foot was caught between the bows of two boats while he was attempting to hook up to a dredge boat. Price: $10
Woman sues after being injured while aboard Searay boat.
Kathryn Claudio, of New York, is filing suit against David Wyse and Wyse Incorporated, alleging she was injured while aboard defendantts boat. Price: $10
TNT Lift Systems sued for infringing boat lift patent.
Anthony Schmidt, Jr., of Florida, is filing suit against Versacomp, dba TNT Lift Systems and Richard Ulrich, alleging infringement of their patent for a vehicle lift for a boat. Price: $10
Madison Coal sued after their ship capsizes deck boat, killing man and injuring woman.
Brandy Bear, of Kentucky, is filing suit against Madison Coal and Supply Company, alleging she was injured when a commercial vessel traveling down river overtook the deck boat she was on, causing it to capsize. Price: $10
Woman sues Bromley Mountain after being thrown from rubber boat on water slide.
Nancy Rouse, of New York, is filing suit against Bromley Mountain Ski Resort and New Bromley Equity, alleging she was injured when she was thrown from a rubber boat that went down a water slide. Price: $10
Tide Tamer claims patent for boat lifter infringed.
Tide Tamer Industries, of North Carolina, and Francis Shackelford are filing suit against Hi-Tide Sales, alleging infringement of his patent for a boat lifting device. Price: $10
Playtex alleges infringement of Banana Boat sunscreen patent and trade dress.
Playtex Products, of Delaware, is filing suit against Fruit of the Earth, alleging infringement of their patent for a sunscreen composition and the packaging for the Banana boat line of sunscreen Price: $10
Slip/fall aboard ship brings suit by deckhand.
A Texas man sued Abe's boat Rental Inc., B&H Marine Transportation Services LLC, and Gulf Wells, Inc. for damages sustained while on their ship. The suit claims that while working as a deckhand, plaintiff fell on a non-skid surface, injuring himself. Price: $10
Nautical Designs claims their nautical guard patent being infringed.
Timothy Kramer and Nautical Designs, of Missouri, are filing suit against Randy Kent and Marine Concepts, alleging infringement of their patent for a nautical guard boat cover. Price: $10
USA sued by man whose boat ran aground on island.
Jeffrey Koopen, by his guardian Jacobus Koopen, is filing suit against United States of America, alleging he was injured when his boat was grounded on an island that was marked as safe and submerged. Price: $10
Man sues Crownline for infringing his boat with integrated stringer system.
Florida resident Jimmy Fulks is filing suit against Crownline boats, alleging patent infringement of Fulks' boat with integrated floor and stringer system and associated method of manufacturing. Price: $10
BoatSafe says trademarks for on-ship electrical heaters being infringed.
boat Safe, of South Carolina, is filing suit against XTreme Heaters and Stephen Pescitelli, alleging infringement of their boatSafe trademarks for use in connection with marine engine compartment heaters. Price: $10
Woman sues after suffering accident on banana boat.
Destini Azevedo, is filing suit against Connecticut corporation Club Getaway, Leonard-Leonore, and Paul Thorn, after she was injured while a passenger on a banana boat pulled by a watercraft negligently operated by Thorn. Price: $10
Man runs aground and sues the Navy.
Roberto Alfonso, of Florida, is filing suit against United States of America, US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of the Navy, alleging he was thrown from his boat when it ran aground in Big Carlos Pass. Price: $10
Leonard sues competitor for trademark infringement of sail name Quantum.
Leonard, of Maryland, is filing suit against Quantum Sail Design and Glen Peck, alleging infringement of Leonard's Quantum trademark for boat sails. Price: $10
Banana boat tips over. Fifty-six year-old woman who couldn't swim drowns.
Rene Wilson, as personal representative of the estate of Daisy Emory, is filing suit against Carlson Companies and Island Seas Investments, alleging Daisy died when the banana boat the family was riding tipped over. Price: $10
Holb-Gunther alleges triple-tube pontoon boat patent being infringed.
Holb-Gunther, of Minnesota, is filing suit against Gary Hodapp, Engineering Concepts and Design Innovations, alleging defendants sold their rights to a triple tube pontoon boat to Holb, but is now infringing the patent. Price: $10
Commercial Sewing sues Marine Accessories for infringing patented protective cover.
Commercial Sewing, a Connecticut corporation, is filing suit against Marine Accessories and Great Lakes boat Top, et al., alleging defendants sell products covered by Commercial's patent for a pressure-secured protective cover. Price: $10
Drunk woman falls from boat and drowns after late-night sex.
Ursula St. Clair, of Michigan, representative of Layla Dietz, deceased, is filing suit against William Carleton, II, alleging Layla fell and drowned while on Carleton's boat, after having sex with him. She was noticeably drunk at the time. Price: $10
Relief sought in suit by Terrabrook over boat lifts
Terrabrook Apollo Beach, of Delaware, is filing suit against Carry Over, Richard Bishop and Charles Bishop, seeking declaratory judgment that they are not infringing Carry Over patents for boat lifts because it is invalid. Price: $10
Man hit on pier sues former employer.
A Louisiana man sued Maritech Resources, Inc and D&B boat Rentals, Inc. for severe disabling injuries he received when he was struck by a ship a ship while waiting on a platform. He claims negligence and seeks damages for wages lost and reduced capacity to earn. Price: $10
Man injured his back leaping from his houseboat after barge is tugged into it.
John Higging, Sr., of California, is filing suit against Brusco Tug and Barge and The Dutra Group, alleging he was injured when Brusco drove a barge into his houseboat, which caused him to leap from the boat to the dock, injuring his back. Price: $10
Man suffers severe panic attacks after being locked in boat's bathroom by mischievous co-workers.
Steven Slasinski and Karen Slasinski, of Michigan, are filing suit against Confirma, Dan Bickford, Ward Sparacio and Dave Wolfe, alleging he was locked in a boat bathroom after a cruise. He suffered a panic attack and missed the charter bus back to the hotel. Price: $10
Woman trips on loose board of Oceans Casino ship boarding ramp.
Mary Murphy, of South Carolina, is filing suit against Suncruz Casinos, Oceans Casino Cruises and Casino Carolina, alleging she fell while walking down a boarding ramp from the casino boat. Price: $10
Armaly Sponge sues Hydro Sponge for using boat-shaped display rack.
Armaly Sponge Company, a Michigan corporation, is filing suit against Hydra Sponge Company for unfair competition, alleging defendant sells competing sponges and cleaning cloths, using an identical boat-shaped display rack. Price: $10
Boating company sues competitor for trademark infringement.
Leco Corporation is filing suit against Michigan-based Cheboygan Yacht Club at Pier 33, Pier 33 Water Works, and Summer Mooring Marina, alleging defendants have infringed on plaintiff's Pier 33 mark for use with marine and boat products and services. Price: $10
Man sues after falling on deck of unseaworthy boat.
Elton Billiot, a Louisiana resident, is filing suit against Atlantic Gulf Towing. The suit alleges that due to the unseaworthiness of defendant's boat, the Elizabeth Ann, Billiot slipped and fell on the deck, suffered severe and debilitating injuries to his neck and back. Price: $10
Fisherman sues after catching gaff hook in the eye.
William Raymond Sears is filing suit against Carl Taylor, d/b/a, Driftwood Charters, alleging he was on defendant's boat fishing for halibut when he was struck in the eye by a gaff hook. The harpoon line had broken and the mate was using a gaff hook to land the fish. Price: $10
Woman suffers burst vertebra after being slammed to deck of ship during free-fall over wave.
Beverly McLane and Brad McLane, of Florida, are filing suit against Marriott, Lighton Industries, Costa Rica Dreams Sort Fishing, et al., alleging she was slammed to the floor of the boat when it took on a twelve foot wave crest during a fishing trip. Price: $10
Hyde Drift Boats says boat hulls do not infringe on Montana Boatbuilders designs.
Idaho corporation Hyde Drift boats is filing suit against Montana boatbuilders for declaratory relief that Hyde's patented drift boat hull designs do not infringe on defendant's designs. Price: $10
Traders trademark being violated by boattraders website, says suit.
TPI Holdings, the owner of the Trader family of trademarks, including RV Trader, boat Trader and Auto Trader, is filing suit against Adam Pehrson, d/b/a, boattraders.com, for unlawfully sending fliers to plaintiff's customers regarding defendant's boattraders.com website. Price: $10
Woman sues after being ejected from kite tube.
Virginia Mayes and Jason Mayes, of Colorado, is filing suit against Sportstuff, Inc., Rocky Mountain boat Company, Inc., and World Publications, Inc., of Florida. The suit alleges plaintiff nearly lost her leg after shattering her femur in the fall after being ejected from an allegedly defective Kite Tube. Price: $10
Woman sues bar after drunk customer causes fatal car crash.
Vicky Zahn, individually and as administratrix of the estate of Christopher Rector, is filing suit against Rock Island boat Club, Rikat Corporation, Big Head, dba Thirsty Beaver, et al., alleging one of the patrons of the defendant's bar drove while drunk, crossed the center line and killed plaintiff's decedent, Rector. Price: $10
Oil spill insurer sues USA to recover funds from National Pollution Funds Center.
The Water Quality Insurance Syndicate, WQIS, is filing suit against The United States of America, alleging the National Pollution Funds Center, an agency of the Coast Guard, wrongfully denied plaintiff's claim for reimbursement, after a tug boat insured by WQIS sank, caused an oil spill in Massachusetts Bay in 2003. Price: $10
Bar sued for serving drunk driver too many drinks, causing fatal accident.
Nicole Ames, of Illinois, as representative of the estate of Nicholas Eaton, is filing suit against The Rock Island boat Club, Rikat Corporation, dba Rick and Kathy's Lounge, Big Head, and Tri-Cove, alleging defendants served a bar patron too many drinks, causing him to drive drunk and wreck his car into Eaton's, killing him. Price: $10
Suit files after boat hits dangerous wake in canal.
Texas residents Sandra King, Darrell King, and Anita Cook are filing suit against the marine vessel Lady Jane Too and Daniel Healey, alleging that plaintiffs were passengers on defendant's boat when it violently struck dangerous wake in the Intercoastal Canal in Galveston, Texas. Price: $10
Lost records lead to inaccurate demands by bank, says suit.
Florida residents Victor and Carol Cicero are filing suit against Bank of America, alleging that the defendant acquired the bank where the Cicero's financed their boat and lost track of the balance on their loan and began demanding unpaid payments and balance sums that were incorrect. Price: $10
Another suit filed over Lake George boating catastrophe.
David La Jeune, on behalf of the estate of Wilma Le Jeune, deceased, is filing suit against Shoreline Cruise, and the Lake George Steamboat Company, et al., for the wrongful death of Wilma while on an overcrowded boat tour of Lake George. Price: $10
Widow sues man after boating accident kills husband.
Lynette Witbeck, individually and as representative of the estate of Jamie Witbeck, is filing suit against Brent Caldwell, alleging Jamie was killed and Lynette was injured when they lost control of their boat due to an improper repair to the hydraulic jackplate by Caldwell. Price: $10
Atlantic Submarines sued by vacationers knocked down by violent wave.
Sabrina and Martin Hall are filing suit against Atlantic Submarines St. Thomas, alleging plaintiff Sabrina suffered two broken ankles and plaintiff Martin suffered cuts and abrasions after they were knocked down by powerful wave, while standing on the front of defendant's boat. Price: $10
Vacationer sues Perdido Beach Parasailing for severe marine bacterial infection.
Jill Kilbride is filing suit against Alabama corporation Perdido Beach Parasailing and Kokomas Water Sports, et al., alleging she cut her leg severely when she was attempting to exit defendantts boat. Kilbride then had to wade approximately 1500 back to shore with a cut leg. As a result she developed a bacterial infection with Microbacterium Marinum, a slowing growing and difficult to kill bacteria. Price: $10
Adventure Island and Busch Entertainment sued for pulling boat out from under patron exiting ride.
Jason and Dawn Blossom are filing suit against Florida corporation Busch Entertainment Corporation, dba, Adventure Island, alleging plaintiff Jason was riding on the raft water slide, when an employee pulled the raft out from under him as he was attempting to exit the boat, causing him to fall and strike his head on the concrete floor. Price: $10
Lake George boating accident kills many.
Richard Metz, as personal representative of the estate of May Metz, deceased and Frederick Metz, of Michigan, is filing suit against Shoreline Cruise, Richard Paris, Lake George Steamboat Company, Scarano boat Building, et al., alleging May was killed in the boating accident on Lake George. Price: $10
Trader mags sue for infringing use of names on websites.
TPI Holdings, a Georgia corporation, and Trader Publishing Company, a Virginia corporation, are filing suit against Winfield Dyco Holdings, alleging that defendant's oldcartader and rvtrader domain names infringe on plaintiff's Auto Trader, boat Trader, and Trader family of marks for use with online and print classified advertisement services. Price: $10
Boat owner sued by injured passenger for recklessly operating motorboat while intoxicated.
Missouri resident Sherri Bradley is filing suit against Michael Mayfield, alleging Bradley suffered severe spinal injuries requiring extensive hospitalization and surgery, after riding on Mayfieldds motor boat that he was operating while intoxicated. The suit alleges Mayfield failed to lookout for other boats and failed to comply with the regulations of the Lake of the Ozarks. Price: $10
USA sues South Carolina resident for performing agitation dredging on private dock.
The United States of America is filing suit against Kenneth Mims and Leonard Cannon, for violating the Clean Water Act, alleging Mims performed unauthorized agitation dredging near his privately-owned dock in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The suit alleges defendants used a tug boat that was anchored to the bottom and then run at very high speeds, to redistribute sediment from defendant's docks onto their neighbors' property. Price: $10
U.S. Forest Service sued for authorizing boat launch construction at historic reservoir.
Save Caples Lake is filing suit against the U.S. Forest Service, challenging defendant's decision to construct a boat launch, parking lot, and access road for recreational use of the Caples Lake Reservoir in Alpine County, California. The suit alleges defendant's plan includes cutting down trees and destroying the Historic Caples Lake Tender's House. Price: $10
Man sues for burns suffered after oil spilled into flood waters of hurricane Katrina.
Louisiana resident Marcus Henry is filing suit against Murphy Oil USA for chemical burns and burn-related injuries due to his exposure to crude oil which spilled from defendant's facility during Hurricane Katrina. Henry suffered facial lesions, cellulitis, and a rash throughout his lungs. Plaintiff's home is located with in the designated spill zone. He spent several days there following hurricane Katrina, rescuing neighbors and nearby residents with a boat. Price: $10
Nurses sue medical center over lack of emergency evacuation plans during Hurricane Katrina.
Nurses Pamela Mathews, Danielle Townsend, Cindy Bray and Ann DeRitter, et al., are filing suit against Tenant Healthsystem Memorial Medical, d/b/a, Memorial Medical Center. The suit alleges the hospital advised its nurses to bring their families with them during their shifts for the duration of Hurricane Katrina. The hospital had developed a hurricane manual, but the manual failed to have a plan for evacuating if the surrounding area was flooded, as was the case during Katrina. Plaintiffs and their families was taken form the hospital by a staff boat, they were dropped off at a street corner where they waited for vehicles to given them a ride. Price: $10
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