Iowa City Council OKs Sledding Lawsuit Payout

January 27, 2012

The City Council approved paying nearly $488,000 to a man who filed a lawsuit over a sledding accident in Sioux City, Iowa.

The Sioux City Journal reports the council voted Monday to pay its part of the $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.

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