Auto Dealer Settles With Drowning Victims' Families

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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"A retailer has the same responsibility as the manufacturer so we were able to proceed against Loman, the dealer," said Bloss. "Even if the customer did not buy it from the dealer, the [public] policy is, it doesn't matter who ultimately gets hurt, that dealer has the same responsibility as the manufacturer."

Bloss said the victims' families were now ready to "turn the page."

"To call this a tragic circumstance is a substantial understatement," said Bloss. "This is about as bad as it gets in terms of what can happen to one family in the blink of an eye."

Loman Auto Group was represented by Stephen Fogerty of Halloran & Sage. Fogerty said his clients were "happy with the result" of the settlement.

The case was mediated before Jay Sandak, a private attorney at Sandak, Hennessey & Greco in Stamford.

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