Empire State settles parachute jump case

June 1, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- The Empire State Building in New York and a stuntman who tried to parachute off it have settled lawsuits over the aborted jump.

Jeb Corliss, a professional base jumper, tried the feat in 2006 for the Discovery Channel show "Stunt Junkies," amNewYork reported.

He was caught before he could leap off the observation deck, was sentenced to three years' probation and 100 hours community service, and was fired from the show.

The New York landmark's management sued him for $12 million, saying he endangered building staff and interrupted business, the New York Post reported. Corliss countersued for defamation for $30 million.

His attorney, Mark Heller, said Tuesday he was "pleased" the case has been "amicably resolved" but could not reveal the terms because of a confidentially agreement.

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