FIRST ON WITN: New Developments In Big Rock Lawsuit

Sources say there's been a temporary agreement in a lawsuit over just who won the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

Owners of the boat Citation filed suit in Dare County claiming they should be awarded the nearly $1 million prize in last month's competition. Citation was stripped of the top prize after it was discovered that a crewmember did not have a state fishing license. Instead, the tournament named Carnivore as the winner.

A hearing on the lawsuit was supposed to happen Tuesday in Elizabeth City, but that hearing was cancelled after sources tell WITN News that both sides have agreed that Big Rock not hand out any of the prize money until the case is over.

Big Rock filed a counter-suit in Carteret County shortly after the first lawsuit was filed.


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