Damages reduced in wrongful death lawsuit against University of Central Florida Athletics

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A ruling by a Florida appeals court on Friday has reduced a $10 million damage award to $200,000 in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a University of Central Florida football player who died following conditioning drills in 2008.

The court, however, denied the University of Central Florida Athletic Association a new trial, which it also was seeking.

A three-judge panel rejected UCF’s arguments it was denied a fair trial based on limited presentation time and ruled that a medical release form Ereck Plancher signed did not expressly waive his rights to sue UCFAA.

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