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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Six Flags Agrees to $1.3 million Settlement from 2008 Incident

According to the Post Star, Six Flags agreed to a $1.3 million settlement on Tuesday in court in lieu of dealing with a class action lawsuit.

About 650 people were affected by a viral outbreak in March 2008 at the Great Escape Lodge. More than 100 of the guests are part of the lawsuit.

A spokesperson from the Lodge maintained that the viral issue did not originate at the facility.

The illness is believed to have occured from a viral strain in the pool area of the indoor water park, according to the Post Star.

With a third of the settlement going to legal fees, about $866,000 would be split, the Post Star reported - which would end up being about $8,660 per person in the suit.

The Lodge, across the street from the Six Flags-owned Great Escape theme park, includes suites, dining options inside the resort like Johnny Rockets, and the indoor water park. Prices start at around $179.

The $43 million lodge and waterpark opened in February 2006, according to the TU.


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