Ripley Entertainment Settles Several Duck Boat Lawsuits

Ripley Entertainment, the parent company of Ride The Ducks, has settled a number of lawsuits related to the deadly incident on Table Rock Lake in July 2018.

Documents were filed in federal court showing over half the lawsuits have been settled or were in the process of settling. Some of those suits include those related to the Coleman family, who had nine members of the family die in the sinking.

A total of 33 claims against Ripley Entertainment were filed.

The civil suits are separate from the criminal investigation taking place, which has resulted in three Ripley employees facing multiple federal charges.

Ripley’s released the following statement to OI: “The report that was filed with the court demonstrates Branson Ride The Ducks’ continuing commitment to work with the victims and families who were affected by the unprecedented storm and resulting accident that occurred last July. While we know lives lost cannot be replaced, the report outlines that we have reached settlements with many of the families, and continue to work with others. Out of respect for the privacy of the families, we will not discuss the details of any settlement.”

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