Court throws out Six Flags Over Georgia $32 million verdict for beating that happened outside of the park

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The Georgia Court of Appeals has thrown out a $35 million jury award and ordered a new trial in a lawsuit stemming from the vicious beating of a Marietta teenager after he left Six Flags Over Georgia. Joshua Martin, 19 at the time, suffered brain damage and spent seven days in a coma after being punched and kicked by four seasonal employees at the park on July 3, 2007. Six years later, a Cobb County jury awarded Martin $35 million in damages -- $32.2 million to be paid by Six Flags and $2.8 million by the four employees who were convicted of the assault. In its 10-2 decision, the appeals court found that the jury was justified in finding Six Flags liable for the assault on Martin.

Read more from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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