November 28, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court wants a mediator to review a man's effort to collect damages from the NFL for his paralyzing injury in a 2007 strip club melee involving football player Adam "Pacman" Jones.
The court assigned a settlement judge to mediate former club doorman Tommy Urbanski's effort to hold the league accountable for his injury.
A judge in 2008 dismissed the NFL from a civil damages lawsuit that led to a judgment against Jones that now amounts to $13 million for Urbanski and his wife.
Urbanski's lawyer, Matthew Dushoff, says the league should be held responsible.
Attorneys and a court spokesman call a settlement conference a standard step in such cases.
The state high court called for a February report from the mediation judge.
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