Stew’s Boating Tragedy Heading to CT Court

Daniel Tepfer’s article in the CT Post caught our attention this morning because it involves a household name in Connecticut and what sounds like a terrible yachting accident near Tortola in the British Virgin Islands…

Accused in a lawsuit of causing a death at sea, dairy store owner Stew Leonard will have to defend himself on his native soil.

Despite Leonard’s claim that the death of Robert Speranza, who died two years ago after he fell from Leonard’s yacht in the Caribbean, was a “death on the high seas,” U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant ruled Monday that the civil case should be heard in state Superior Court in Bridgeport.