Lawyers for the Austell amusement park contended that the assault occurred off its property and that the park was thus not liable for Martin’s injuries.
“The jury verdict is not justified by the facts and we are determining our next steps,” Six Flags said in a statement.
Willie Gray Franklin Jr., Brad McGail Johnson, DeAndre Evans and Claude Morey III had already pleaded or been found guilty of aggravated assault and violating Georgia’s Gang Act. Each is on the hook for 2 percent of the $35 million awarded by the Cobb County jury. Six Flags has to pay the rest.
“The brain injury in this case was clearly severe,” said another Martin co-counsel, Susan Cremer. “His life care plan showed a need for at least $7 million to assist Josh to live in the structured environment he needs.”