Lawsuits and Law Enforcement
Trade Only follows developments in lawsuits that can have a significant effect on companies or sections of the worldwide marine industry.
Malibu Boats and Go Surf Assist Settle Patent Dispute
Go Surf Assist will pay royalties moving forward.
Lobsterman says drugs, booze and sleep deprivation caused injuries
The man filed suit saying Little Bay Lobster pushed activity that compromised his judgement.
Oregon environmental group to file lawsuit against wakesurf boats
The nonprofit Willamette Riverkeeper says wakes generated by the boats threaten native fish.
New Jersey borough pays $3 million in marina lawsuit
The borough of Edgewater, which manages the Edgewater Marina, was sued by a woman who suffered brain injuries after a fall.
Florida city considering suing the Army Corps of Engineers
Stuart residents want the agency to reduce the level of Lake Okeechobee to prevent breaches that cause toxic algae blooms during summer.
Developer sues Los Angeles County over rack storage facility
Boat Central, a dry-stack project in Marina del Rey, was canceled by the county at the last minute.
U.K. builder ordered to pay more than $1.5 million for faulty boat
Anticipating a negative verdict, Discovery Yachts filed for administration and named a new managing director.
City of Augusta files suit against Army Corps of Engineers
The complaint centers on the planned destruction of New Savannah Lock and Dam.
Liveaboards sue City of Oakland for taking their boats
The former residents are now homeless.
Man disputes ruling that his faulty repairs led to sinking that killed his mother
He initially sued BoatUS, saying he was owed insurance money for the sinking.
Judge says duck boat owner can’t use 19th century law to limit claims
“Admiralty jurisdiction” doesn’t apply to the accident that killed 17 people.
New York Senator wants to revoke drivers’ licenses of BWI convicts
Sen. Jim Gaughran has drafted laws that would revoke licenses of BWI convicts, and stepped up calls after a weekend death in a boating fatality.
Judge rules ‘faulty’ repairs led to fatal sinking in Rhode Island case
The insurer said that because the repairs “contributed” to the sinking, the policy “excludes the claimed loss. The judge agreed.
S.C. family sued in federal court over boat crash that killed 19-year-old woman
An insurance company is asking for relief from financial responsibility for wrongful death claims.
West Palm Beach could settle yacht club lawsuit for $2.5 million
The Florida city would pay a nearby condominium tower to allow the club and waterfront hotel to be built.