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Scow Wars


Scow Wars

There has been some major Scow S-fighting going on in the midwest, and the ongoing saga of Brad Robinson’s A scow, Victory, is discussed at great length in the Mother-Of-All-Scow threads here at SA. On Friday, February 27 Federal District Judge James Rosenbaum heard oral arguments on a Motion for Summary Judgment, filed on behalf of the ILYA by Patrick M. Biren, Counsel for Defendant, the Inland Lake Yachting Association. Brad Robinson was represented by his Counsel, David Krause.

Also in court was Tom Hodgson, one of three ex-Commodores of the ILYA who were deposed during the discovery process, the other two deposees were Olaf Harken and David Ferguson.  Jim Smith, Executive Secretary of the ILYA, and Brad Robinson himself have also been deposed. The Judge denied the Motion.  This means that the case will go forward.

There have been numerous documents filed in this case, and all may be viewed on the government’s PACER website.  Attached are the three documents most relevant to this recent turn of events: Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, Plaintiff’s Memorandum in Opposition to the Motion for Summary Judgment, and the Order denying the Motion. The ILYA have requested a jury trial, and that is scheduled for on or about April 1.