At a hearing Friday, Senior U.S. District Court Judge J. Owen Forrester all but approved the financial settlement, details of which are confidential. The judge said he wanted clarification about one provision of the settlement before he approves it. Other parties in the settlement are escalator maker KONE Inc. and Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corp., which runs airport.
The suit was filed last year on behalf of the boy by Clark Meyer, whose wife, Belinda Skelton, is the executive producer of the “Neal Boortz Show.” In July 2008, their son was injured when his resin footwear began to melt when his shoe rubbed against a down escalator at the airport. One of the Crocs got caught in the moving escalator, causing serious injuries.