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Old 08-03-2012, 08:01   #1
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Stew Leonard Sued for Boating Death

The founder of Connecticut-based Stew Leonard's grocery store chain is facing a lawsuit alleging the reckless operation of his powerboat caused the death of a passenger last year.

Barbara Speranza is seeking millions of dollars in damages against Stewart Leonard Sr., his son Thomas Leonard and the company that owns the boat for the death of her husband, Robert.

Speranza was swept off the boat and died.

Speranza's attorneys say the boat was operated at high speeds in dangerous seas near the Caribbean island of Tortola. Joel Faxon, Speranza's attorney, says it's unclear if the boat was operated by Leonard, his son or an employee.


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Old 08-03-2012, 08:48   #2
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Re: Stew Leonard Sued for Boating Death

A 12 foot high rogue wave (Leonard's story) near Tortola? How is that possible.... there is no open stretch of water near Tortola, except to the north.
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Rogue wave is the excuse du jour.
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In other words, "Dog ate my homework."
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Rogue wave? How funny! Good thing Stew isn't hooked up with the authoritays down BVI way so he can flip the script and go after the victim a la a certain Clear Lake sheriff .
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I had a crew member stoned on Dramamine, drop my whisker pole over the side, proclaiming "Rouge wave". I mean, like, I was standing right there!
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