ORLANDO, Fla. - The Florida couple who sued OceanGate Expedition CEO Richard Stockton Rush has decided to drop the lawsuit, they said in a statement to FOX 35 News.
Marc and Sharon Hagle filed the lawsuit back in February after Rush reportedly refused to refund the couple over $210,000 they claimed to have spent on an expedition that was supposed to happen in June 2018, court records show.
Now, the Winter Park couple released a statement Monday about the legal matter at hand days after five people aboard the Titan submersible reportedly died after a "catastrophic implosion" near the site of the Titanic shipwreck.
Rush was one of those passengers. "Like most around the world, we have watched the coverage of the OceanGate Titan capsule with great concern and enormous amount of sadness and compassion for the families of those who lost their lives," Sharon and Marc Hagle said in a statement. "We honor their zest for life, as well as their commitment to the exploration of our oceans. "As has been reported, we have been involved in a legal dispute with Stockton Rush, CEO/Founder of OceanGate.