Acrobats hurt in circus accident reach $52.5M settlement
“It's a great result, it's the right result and it's a just result," Zachary Mandell, an attorney for the eight women, said of the settlement, first reported by The Providence Journal. “These clients will now be able to have meaningful recoveries with the assistance of this settlement," he said. The women in 2016 sued the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, which owns the arena, and SMG, which manages it. Sean Brousseau, listed as an attorney for both entities, said Monday he could neither confirm nor deny a settlement. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which closed in 2017, also agreed to take several steps to improve safety.
Ken Burns: Circus-style American presidential elections not new
Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says Americans today are quick to make instantaneous judgments in the political arena. Yet put into larger context, today's circus-style run-up to the presidential elections is no dirtier than years past.cbsnews.com