Deadly N.Y. Tour Boat Capsizing Leads to More Lawsuits

Last fall’s capsizing of a tour boat that killed 20 people on Lake George, N.Y., including 19 from Michigan, has led to two more lawsuits.

One filed by the estate of Marjorie H. Perry, 77, Livonia, Mich., says the makers of the tour boat’s pump and engine should among those held responsible. The lawsuit asks for $12.5 million in damages.

The other lawsuit was filed by the estates of Beverly B. Becker, 78, and Joann L. Manore, 74, both of Temperance, Mich., against several companies and individuals, including the boat’s owner, operator and captain.

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate what caused the October accident.

Both lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court in Albany.