Iowa City Council to Vote on Lawsuit Payout

January 23, 2012

The City Council has scheduled a vote on whether to pay nearly $479,000 to a man who filed a lawsuit over a sledding accident in Sioux City, Iowa.

The Sioux City Journal reports the council is set to vote Monday on its part of the nearly $2.75 million going to 38-year-old David Rosalez, his wife and their two children.

Rosalez sued after injuring his spinal cord in January 2008 while sledding at Sertoma Park. He slid backward into a parking sign.

The city’s insurance carrier will pay $1.97 million. A third party will pay $300,000.

The Rosalez family filed the lawsuit in January 2010.

The city has filed third-party petitions against Aqua Leisure Industries, the maker of the snow tube Rosalez was riding, and Wal-Mart, which sold the tube.

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