Great Escape settles for $1.3 million over 2008 water park viral outbreak

Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:16 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Lawyers for Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit over a 2008 viral outbreak at the park for $1.3 million. The settlement was outlined Tuesday during a hearing before state Supreme Court Justice David Krogmann involving lawyers for plaintiffs and Six Flags. Krogmann has given preliminary approval to the settlement, pending notice to the 650 or so people who came forward to the state Department of Health after they suffered bouts of vomiting and diarrhea following visits to the hotel and water park in March 2008.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:16 AM

As a kind-of resident of upstate NY and frequent visitor to Great Escape, this is so unfortunate. That park has been seriously neglected and now they have to take this hit? Well, I guess it is their own fault....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:01 PM

Norovirus is SO contagious though, and I can't see how people would have contracted the virus as a direct result (or indirect result) of the park being negligent. If they served contaminated food or something, MAYBE, but any public place is a great place for picking up all sorts of bugs. And I'm not understanding why just because these people got Norovirus that they got to get money out of it. As the comment below said, I've gotten Norovirus at my place of employment before. I am not $5,000 richer for it.

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