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Tug boat loaded with oyster shells ran over pleasure boat – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was the owner/operator of a pleasure boat that was fishing outside of the channel in the James River east of the James River Bridge. Defendant, a tug boat company pushing a barge loaded with oyster shells, exited the channel and ran over the pleasure boat and submerged it, resulting in plaintiff's death. The decedent ...