No. 1-99-0012.

729 N.E.2d 45 (2000)

312 Ill. App.3d 1040

246 Ill.Dec. 45

Rex R. SPRIETSMA, Administrator of the Estate of Jeanne Sprietsma, Deceased, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. MERCURY MARINE, A DIVISION OF BRUNSWICK CORPORATION, a corporation, Defendant-Appellee.

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Fourth Division.

April 6, 2000.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Power, Rogers & Smith, P.C., Chicago (Joseph A. Power, Jr., Todd A. Smith, Devon C. Bruce, of counsel), for Appellant.

Cassidy, Shade & Gloor, Alison E. O'Hara, Michael J. Cucco, Chicago, Faegre & Benson, LLP, Daniel J. Connolly and Mark J. Carpenter, Minneapolis, MN, admitted proc hac vice, for Appellee.

Justice BARTH delivered the opinion of the court:

The plaintiff, Rex Sprietsma, as administrator of the estate of his deceased wife, Jeanne, filed this wrongful death action against, inter alia, Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (Mercury), for the benefit of himself, the surviving spouse, and his son, Ross. Jeanne died after falling from a motor boat and being struck by the propeller blades of the boat's outboard engine. That engine was not...

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