Jul 30, 2018

$100 million lawsuit filed over deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

The fleet of the World War II DUKW on July 20, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. Photo: Michael Thomas/Getty

A wrongful death lawsuit seeking $100 million was filed on Sunday against the owners and operators of a Missouri duck boat company on behalf of two deceased members of a family that lost nine when a boat capsized last month, per the AP.

The details: The case alleges negligence and other illegal behavior by Ride the Ducks Branson and its owner Ripley Entertainment, claiming that the company failed to make required upgrades to the boats, was warned last year that the boats' pumps could fail in bad weather, and violated its own weather and safety procedures on the date of the accident.

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

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T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.