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Solberg v. Borden Light Marina, Inc.
Citation:2014 WL 4245987 (D. Mass. Aug. 25, 2014)
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Solberg is a musician who leads a musical group (the Band). Lund is the President of BLM. Solberg and the Band performed at The Tipsy Seagull on the evening of May 27, 2011. Before the Band’s second performance, Lund took Solberg and others at a boat ride. With Lund at the helm, the boat struck a submerged rock resulting in injury to Solberg. The Solbergs allege that Lund is a manager of Barge, LLC, the alleged owner of The Tipsy Seagull. He supervises The Tipsy Seagull’s managers and oversees the hiring of musicians. For each of the Band’s performances, Lund dealt with Solberg to hire the Band and Lund paid the Band’s fee. The Tipsy Seagull is located on BLM premises. BLM encouraged its customers to visit The Tipsy Seagull and advertises The Tipsy Seagull on its logo, its website and its newsletters.
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