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April 22, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
An AOL Time Warner Inc. venture must pay more than $380 million in punitive damages and interest for mismanaging the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear its appeal. Time Warner Entertainment said the jury award to its former partners in the Six Flags park is so excessive that it violates the U.S. Constitution's due-process guarantee.
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May 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
COLORADO A man fell to his death after standing up on a Six Flags amusement park ride in Denver, authorities said. The death came a day after a worker at Six Flags Over Georgia was killed when he was struck in the head by a roller coaster passenger's dangling legs. The 24-year-old in Denver, whose name was not released, was seen unlatching his seat belt before he fell, authorities said.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1998 | Reuters
A U.S. jury raised to $454 million a verdict against affiliates of media giant Time Warner Inc. in a case arising from a contract dispute at the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park. The jury in Gwinnett County, Georgia, awarded $197 million in compensatory damages last week to the Six Flags Fund and the Six Flags Over Georgia partnership. The same jury on Monday imposed $257 million in punitive damages, according to the plaintiffs' lawyer.
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June 16, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A man stole an empty tour bus at the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park in Austell but forgot to release the air brakes before driving off. The bus then caught fire before it crashed into a large sign at a crowded Wal-Mart parking lot, police said. The sign fell on a 7-year-old boy, breaking his leg and causing head injuries. He was in critical condition. Terry Louis McCrary, 44, was taken to a hospital for a minor leg injury.
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June 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A teenager was decapitated by a roller coaster after he hopped a pair of fences and entered a restricted area at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, authorities said. Six Flags officials are uncertain why the 17-year-old from Columbia, S.C., scaled two 6-foot fences and passed signs that said the restricted area was off-limits and dangerous to visitors, spokeswoman Hela Sheth said in a news release. Authorities were investigating reports from witnesses who said the teen jumped the fences to retrieve a hat he had lost while riding the Batman roller coaster, said Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce.
NEWS
July 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
A disgruntled former employee shot two of his ex-supervisors, killing one and seriously injuring the other, then took a co-worker hostage at a Coca-Cola plant late Friday, police said. John Wallace, 45, fired earlier in the evening, was believed to be holed up, shortly before midnight in the Coca-Cola Distribution Center in this northern Atlanta suburb after the hostage was freed, unharmed, authorities said.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Time Warner Inc. said it will take a nonrecurring $50-million charge against second-quarter earnings to help cover its share of a multimillion-dollar damage award a Georgia appeals court upheld Thursday. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that New York-based Time Warner and other former owners of Six Flags Over Georgia must pay the theme park's new owners about $530 million for delaying the opening of a ride based on the "Batman" movies and other mismanagement.
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September 3, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Six Flags unveiled its 2014 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides and water slides at the amusement park chain's 13 locations. Photos: New rides coming to Six Flags parks in 2014 Six Flags' 2014 additions include four roller coasters, four thrill rides, five water attractions and a new water park. Among the highlights: Six Flags Great America (outside Chicago) By far the biggest addition at any Six Flags park for 2014 is the Goliath wood-steel hybrid coaster planned for Six Flags Great America in Illinois.
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November 25, 2010 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual property housecleaning at the amusement park chain has left Bugs Bunny, Superman and Scooby-Doo victorious and Thomas the Tank Engine, The Wiggles, Evel Knievel and Tony Hawk vanquished. In a sudden about-face, Six Flags is undoing several licensing agreements established since 2007 for 60 amusement park rides and attractions.
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