After the Lake
A letter from Shaver's insurance company explains the policy on the Lake
"What it means is if you don't have the right policy, we don't have the obligation to indemnify you and so you're exposed for these problems," Murray said about the five-page letter dated
However, Murray said the couple of nearly six decades were running late for the 90-minute,
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The Houston-based attorney is looking to see if those factors will exempt
Murray said it appears Shaver switched policies from commercial-use liability to personal use when he moved from
Shaver's attorney did not respond to requests for comment.
Billed as a paddle boat and styled after 1860s riverboats, the 35-year-old vessel began tours on
"We tell companies you can't come here and do business if you're not gonna protect the public by carrying insurance," Houston said.
"She's been deprived of the care, comfort, solace and companionship of her life-long partner," Murray said.
The boat was so rocky the evening of the incident,
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"All cause of death eventually gets to cardiac arrest and the question was, is that because he could not get air. … Did he inhale water?" Murray said. "I don't know if the event was so traumatic that it caused him to go into shock and die."
A few days after the Lake
Passengers received life jackets about 15 seconds before the boat flipped and those on the top deck were never told to go to the bottom deck, according to the suit and MacLeod.
The couple booked the reservations for the Lake