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Members of a family who lost nine relatives after a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake filed a $100 million lawsuit on Sunday, saying that the accident was predictable and could have been avoided. They are represented by a lawyer who has sued operators of similar boats in the past and has called for them to be banned.

Seventeen people died earlier this month when the duck boat, which was modeled after amphibious vehicles used in World War II, took on water during a storm on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. Fourteen people on the boat survived.

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