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Woman loses boat propeller injury lawsuit

It all came down to a warning on a propeller-guard box. More than 10 years after an East Naples, Fla., woman was seriously injured in a boating accident, a Collier Circuit jury Tuesday decided Outboard Marine Corp. was not liable for providing a defective product. A lone juror, who deadlocked the jury 5-1 for nearly 4 1/2 hours, said jurors focused on a caution on Outboard Marine Corp.’s Gale Guard. The caution said that a propeller guard wasn’t for safety, but to protect a propeller from rocks during shallow-water fishing.

Click here to read the full report in the Naples Daily News.