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Case Name: Hackbart v Cincinnati Bengals, IncCase Citation: 601 F. 2d 516 (10thCir. 1979)Procedural HistoryTrial court found in favor of Defendant (Cincinnati Bengals) against Plaintiff (DaleHackbart) claim that Defendant (Charles Clark of the Cincinnati Bengals) intentionally causedinjury (neck fracture) during a football game against the Denver Broncos.Trial court found thatClark was “acting out of anger and frustration, but without a specific intent to injure.” Federalcourt judgment found by trial judges for the Defendants. The Plaintiff appealed to Federalappellate court: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.Statement of FactsDenver Broncos were playing football game against Cincinnati Bengals in Denver CO in 1973. During the game, Plaintiff, Hackbart, was struck in the back of the neck and head by the Defendant’s, Clark, right forearm. Plaintiff did not let officials or coach know he was hurt.
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