Driver who killed motorcyclist, employer sued for $4M

The suit, filed Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court by relatives of John Alan Boop, of Everett, Washington, also names Scott Logging as a defendant for allowing the woman — who was in a DUII diversion program — to drive a company vehicle that was not fitted with an ignition interlock device, which prevents an impaired driver from starting a vehicle.

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Jury Awards $123 Million to Ride the Ducks Crash Victims

A King County jury on Thursday awarded about $123 million to the victims and their families in the 2015 Ride the Ducks crash that killed five people and injured more than 60 others.

The jury determined after a four-month civil trial that Ride the Ducks International — the Branson, Missouri-based manufacturer of the Duck amphibious vehicle — bore 67 to 70 percent of the responsibility for the crash. The jury also found that Ride the Ducks of Seattle, which operated the tour vehicle, was 30 to 33 percent at fault.

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