Jell-O wrestling lawsuit thrown out

Jan. 29, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A New York judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a New York University student who was injured while wrestling in Jell-O.

Justice Carol Edmead said in a decision released Monday that the suit brought by Avram Wisnia, who injured his hip while Jell-O wrestling during his dorm's "Beach Bash Event," was on shaky -- even jiggly -- legal ground, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

The university had argued that the student, who helped organize the event, knew the risks of the activity when he agreed to a wrestling match in a kiddie pool filled with Jell-O provided by the school's food-service department.

Wisnia's suit said the student was "propelled through the Jell-O to the bottom of the pool," where he injured his hip during the match.

"This case broke the mold, but in the end, justice was served -- sweetly," said university spokesman John Beckman.

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