Missouri judge dismisses second Knockerball lawsuit

2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, March 31 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:26:00 AM CDT March 31, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An Ashland man who was awarded last year nearly $45 million for injuries at a Capital Mall business that left him a quadriplegic has had a separate lawsuit dismissed.

Court documents say 26-year-old Derek Hart was injured while playing at Knockerball Mid-MO on Dec. 23, 2016. He suffered a fracture and spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed.

The News-Tribune reports Knockerball allows players to participate in a high-contact game cushioned by the inflatable plastic bubble surrounding them.

Judge Jon Beetem found Knockerball failed to respond to the first lawsuit.

Hart's second lawsuit against Capital Mall and Knocker Ball USA regarding his injuries was dismissed by Cole County Judge Pat Joyce.

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