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$5 Million Awarded in Upstate Barge Accident


Posted on Jul 12, 2008

George Brown, 56, required three surgeries to address back injuries in the wake of the 2003 accident, which happened while his barge was on Long Island Sound. His lawyer, Elliot Tetenbaum, argued that the barge’s owner, Reinauer Transportation Cos. of Staten Island, should be punished for causing Brown’s medical predicament. 
Reinauer’s lawyer argued Brown had pre-existing medical problems.

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