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$100 Million Lawsuit Filed in Deadly Missouri Duck Boat Sinking

A lawsuit seeking $100 million has been filed on behalf of several victims in the duck boat sinking in Missouri earlier this month, which killed 17 people. NBC News reports that an Indiana family is suing after they lost nine of their relatives when the duck boat capsized during a thunderstorm on July 19. The suit claims that the boat operators were “aware of impending severe weather conditions” but brought the boat out anyway. It also accuses four other parties of being aware of the boat’s dangerous design flaws. Lawyers mention the history of dangerous accidents involving “death trap” duck boats, saying the accident was the result of “decades of unacceptable, greed-driven, and willful ignorance of safety by the Duck Boat industry.”