Rich Behm, Joe DeCamillis can turn attention to Jerry Jones
Paralyzed Dallas Cowboys scout Rich Behm and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis have reached confidential settlements with two bankrupt companies that constructed the team’s practice facility that collapsed in high winds a little more than a year ago.
Now, Behm and DeCamillis can turn their attention on two companies owned by Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys franchise.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Behm and DeCamillis have finalized out-of-court settlements with Summit Structures LLC of Allentown, Pa., and Cover-All Bulding Systems, Inc., the parent company that was based in Canada.
Behm was paralyzed below the waist in the collapse of the facility and DeCamillis suffered a broken neck that has plagued him into the offseason. DeCamillis did not attend the scouting combine as he continued to rehab his way back from his injury.
Per the report, attorney Frank Branson now says his clients will zero in on Blue Star Development Cp. And Cowboys Center Ltd. Blue Star was the owner of the practice facility and the land was controlled by Cowboys Center Ltd., both companies under Jones’ control. Branson claims that the companies are liable because they knew the structure, 86 feet tall, was not up to code and was a potential hazard that should not be occupied during adverse conditions.
And this, folks, is where it will get mighty interesting. Chances are it will be a matter also handled out of court. Surely Jones wants this matter resolved quickly and quietly.
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