Grocery chain owner heads to court in boating death

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Accused in a lawsuit of causing a death at sea, dairy store owner Stew Leonard will have to defend himself on his native soil.

Despite Leonard's claim that the death of Robert Speranza, who died two years ago after he fell from Leonard's yacht in the Caribbean, was a "death on the high seas," U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant ruled Monday that the civil case should be heard in state Superior Court in Bridgeport.

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