Archive for Brochtrup

Litigation Testing Continues in Testing of Propeller Guards by Mercury Marine / Brunswick

Litigation Testing of propeller safety devices was defined by Stephen Bolden, author of Motorboat Propeller Injury Accidents, as “…manufacturers, in performing litigation testing, are not concerned with gathering information for the purpose of redesigning or improving a guard; rather, they are concerned with simply reporting on whatever propeller guard deficiencies they are able to demonstrate […]

Brunswick Misled Two Federal Courts on Frequency of Propeller Accidents

Brunswick requested a rehearing of the Jacob Brochtrup v. Mercury Marine and Sea Ray propeller injury case before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on June 10, 2011. Mercury Marine and Sea Ray are both divisions of Brunswick. On page three of Brunswick’s formal request for a rehearing, Brunswick faults Brochtrup for not providing […]

Brunswick Calls For Rehearing of Brochtrup Propeller Case Appeal

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found for Brochtrup on May 27, 2011 in Brunswick’s appeal of a U.S. District Court, Western District, Austin Division jury finding for Brochtrup resulting from a July 1, 2005 propeller accident. Mercury Marine and Sea Ray are the Brunswick units listed on the case. On June 10, 2011 […]

Michigan Boating Industries Association Shocked by Misguided USCG Ad Campaign

On May 11, 2011, the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) released a press release titled, Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Shocked by USCG Misguided and Damaging Advertising Campaign. The press release reports they will soon be contacting member of Congress to share their “outrage.” USCG is misguided, the boating has a strong safety record that […]

Brochtrup Wins Mercury Propeller Case Appeal

On May 27, 2011 Jacob Brochtrup won his propeller accident case again. This time his legal team led by Robert “Robby” Alden of Byrd Davis Furman defeated an appeal by Mercury Marine and Sea Ray (both Brunswick companies) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Brochtrup first won […]