$200M Verdict Winners Rip New Trial Bid In Fatal Boating Case

By Rosie Manins (October 8, 2021, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The parents of a young boy killed in a boating accident on a Georgia lake have scoffed at the boat maker's bid for a new trial following a $200 million verdict, saying "the proverbial kitchen sink was not spared" in the defendant company's attempt to avoid paying.

Stephen and Margaret Batchelder, who live in Florida, asked a Georgia state court on Thursday to reject a judgment or new trial request from Tennessee company Malibu Boats LLC, which was found to have been negligent in relation to the death of their 7-year-old son. Ryan Batchelder died on Lake Burton in July 2014...

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