Insurer Owed $3.5M For Covering Injured Trampoline Worker
By Joe Van Acker (September 23, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Sky High Athletics LLC, a company that runs recreational, trampoline-lined fitness centers, owes Companion Property & Casualty Group $3.49 million for making false statements to obtain workers' compensation benefits for an employee paralyzed in a trampoline accident, a Nevada federal jury found Monday.
The jury said Companion suffered total damages of $8 million due to Sky High's negligent misrepresentation that its employees did not use its trampolines, but said said the insurer was also negligent and reduced those damages by 40 percent, accordingly.
That reduction brought the damages down to $4.8 million, which was further reduced by just over $1.3 million...
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