Ripley Entertainment Settles First of Duck Boat Lawsuits

From: Ozarks First

Ripley Entertainment has settled its first lawsuit related to the sinking of a duck boat on table killing 17 people.

That’s according to the Kansas City Star. William Bright, 65, and 63-year-old Janice Bright were from Higginsville and both died onboard stretch duck seven when it went down on July 19. The couple traveled to Branson to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary.

The couple’s three daughters filed the suit. Four plaintiffs were named in the suit: Ride the Ducks International, the captain of the boat Kenneth Scott McKee, its driver on land Robert Williams — who also died in the sinking — and Ripley Entertainment. At this time,  Ripley Entertainment is the only entity that has settled — the others listed are stilled named defendants in the suit.