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    Paralyzed gymnast seeks $1.8b in damages

    Paralyzed gymnast seeks $1.8b in damages
    By Chen Weihua (China Daily)
    Updated: 2011-05-03 07:48

    NEW YORK - Lawyers representing Chinese gymnast Sang Lan, who was paralyzed in an accident at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York, have admitted their demand for $1.8 billion in compensation may not be paid in full.

    In the lawsuit they filed on behalf of Sang on Thursday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Sang is suing three people and five institutions. They include media mogul Ted Turner who founded the Goodwill Games, AOL Time Warner Inc, the US Gymnastics Federation, TIG Insurance Co and two legal guardians appointed to look after her following the accident.

    The compensation amounts to $100 million for each of the 18 claims, which include the alleged breach of an agreement, alleged violations of various federal, state and city laws, and claims of insurance violations as well as defamation and negligence.


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    WWWOOOWWWW $1.8 Billion That's a serious lawsuit. Hopefully she will invest in some research if she wins

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    I remember that girl. Paralyzed shortly after I was. That's an excessive amount of money to give to any ONE victim. Compensation for pain and suffering is totally understandable, but must be something the victim can truly acquire.

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