Pacers will not face damages

Updated: February 10, 2010, 6:53 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Michigan Court of Appeals has refused to revive a lawsuit by a Palace of Auburn Hills employee against two Indiana Pacers players over her injuries in a 2004 brawl.

The court released a decision Wednesday upholding an Oakland County judge's decision to throw out the case against then-Pacers players Jermaine O'Neal and David Harrison and the team itself.

The Nov. 19, 2004, brawl involved players and fans at a game between the Pacers and the Detroit Pistons.

Palace worker Julie Socia was hurt when a spectator threw a chair. She said the defendants had a duty not to endanger her, while the defendants say a third party was responsible.


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