Judge dismisses Palace brawl suits against former Pacer Artest

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A federal judge has tossed out lawsuits against former Pacer Ron Artest from the November 19, 2004 brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Detroit Free Press reports the dismissals clear Artest, now a member of the Sacramento Kings, of further liability in the cases.

Grand Blanc resident William Paulson claims he suffered a concussion after Artest and former Indiana player Stephen Jackson fought with fans at the close of Indiana's game with the Detroit Pistons.

St. Clair resident John Ackerman claims he suffered a concussion after being punched by Pacer David Harrison. Ackerman's suit blames Artest for starting the fight.

Their cases against the Pacers, Jackson and Harrison are pending.

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