Fla. Court Reverses $10M Award In Football Death Case

Law360, Los Angeles (August 16, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A Florida state appellate court on Friday reversed a $10 million jury award to the family of a University of Central Florida football player who died after a practice, ruling the school's athletics association was entitled to limited sovereign immunity from the suit.

In a 28-page decision, Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled that since the UCF Athletics Association Inc. is controlled by a public university, damages must be capped at $200,000.

Ruling in UCFAA's favor, the court concluded, “While UCFAA is a private corporation,...
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