One Duck Boat Lawsuit Settled

The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer has settled the first of several lawsuits filed in the accident.

The settlement between Ripley Entertainment and the family of William and Janice Bright, of Higginsville, Missouri, was finalized last Thursday, terms were not disclosed.

The lawsuit is among several filed over the accident that killed 17 people including Steve and Lance Smith, of Osceola, Arkansas.

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