- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A Brainerd man has settled his lawsuit against a St. Cloud trampoline park where he suffered a paralyzing injury in 2015.

Attorneys representing Anthony Seitz say that AirMaxx Trampoline Park will pay Seitz $3 million to settle the case. The St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/2jfn5jM ) reports the settlement was reached during mediation.

Seitz was paralyzed in August 2015 after he jumped into a foam pit at the trampoline park. He was playing there with his 11-year-old son when he jumped into the pit and landed on his neck, breaking it.

Seitz signed a waiver of liability before the injury, but his lawsuit contended that AirMaxx was grossly negligent.

Michael Hutchens, an attorney for AirMaxx, says the park is safe but the settlement avoided a trial and a potentially much larger award.

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Information from: St. Cloud Times, http://www.sctimes.com

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