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Two New York City men sue Nola Guides, alleging negligence in boating collision

By Robbie Hargett | Sep 1, 2015

Two New York City men are suing a Louisiana commercial fishing captain, alleging negligence in a Camp Canal boat collision.

Martin Cammer and Samuel Cammer filed a lawsuit Aug. 25 in U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana against Captain Al Keller, doing business as Nola Guides, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 12, 2014, the Cammers hired Keller's services for a day of recreational fishing. On that day, the suit says, while piloting his fly fishing boat with the Cammers onboard, Keller collided with a commercial crab boat near the junction of Camp Canal and Grand Pass.

The suit alleges Keller piloted his boat negligently at excessive speeds and in a reckless manner, causing the collision that resulted in serious injuries to both plaintiffs. Both plaintiffs have lost earnings, incurred and will incur medical expenses, suffered physical and mental pain, and lost enjoyment of life, the lawsuit states.

The Cammers seek damages, plus court costs. They are represented by attorneys Alton J. Hall, Jr. and Bobby J. Delise of Delise & Hall in Covington and New Orleans.

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-03769-MVL-DEK.

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