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Trial set for tour boat capsize lawsuit

Ruling that a question of fact exists whether the wake from a boat owned by the Lake George Steamboat Company contributed to the capsizing of the Ethan Allen tour boat on Lake George in 2005, killing 20 senior citizens, a federal judge has scheduled a trial to begin June 10.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas McAvoy has refused the steamboat company's motion to dismiss the liability claims against it.

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