The Missouri attorney general filed a petition Friday urging the court to Branson Duck Vehicles, LLC and Ripley Entertainment, Inc. to stop operating duck boats in the state.
According to KCTV in Kansas City, Missouri, Attorney General Josh Hawley alleges violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.
The petition cites safety violations that happened when 17 people drowned while on a duck boat tour of Table Rock Lake on July 19.
“The suit alleges the defendants have ‘been on notice for decades of ongoing safety hazards that posed a present and deadly dangers to every person who boarded a duck boat. Defendants kept that information from passengers and made false promises, fraudulent statements, and misrepresentation to consumers that safety was a top priority when in actuality it was their own profits,’” KCTV’s story reports.
You can read the petition below: