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(WUSA9) -- Thursday, acivil complaint has been filed in the case of Casey Schulman, a fourth year student atthe University of Virginia who died in a boating accident.

Schulman, a 20-year-oldfrom Falls Church, was tragically killed in a boating accident at the Caribbean island of Dominica in December 2012. She was struck by a dive boat's propeller as she and more than 50 other students visited the island as part of "Semester at Sea." Police say Schulman was swimming near a boat owned by a local dive shop, and the captain was reversing the boat when its propeller hit Schulman.

Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, PLLC says they have been retained as co-counsel to represent the Schulman family. The civil complaint was filed in federal court in Miami and namesthe Institute of Shipboard Education d/b/a Semester at Sea, Anchorage Hotel LTD, Global Citizens Travel, LLC, and
Fountaine-Pajot S.A.

READ THE COMPLAINT HERE: http://on.wusa9.com/17wDrEh

The complaint accuses the defendants of negligence and strict liability.