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SailTime boat-sharing parent company countersues to avoid liability in 2014 Lake Michigan deaths

Scott Holland Dec. 26, 2016, 3:19pm

A 2014 Lake Michigan boating death, which already gave rise to one lawsuit, is at the center of a counterclaim action filed Dec. 9 in Cook County Circuit Court, as the parent organization for a Chicago area boat-sharing group has filed suit to ask a judge to declare it should not be forced to share in the defense against the lawsuit over the boating accident.

Lawsuit: Deaths in May 2014 Lake Michigan boating accident fault of boat-sharing club, maintenance company

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 30, 2015, 12:59pm

The family of a man who was among three who died in May 2014 when a motorboat sank in Lake Michigan near Chicago has sued the boat-sharing and rental service business the family contends was responsible for the boat’s maintenance in the days before it took on water and ultimately went down. On Sept. 28, Tamara Sopka, sister of Orest Sopka, filed a wrongful death complaint against Creative Yacht Management Inc., a company which does business as SailTime Chicago.