Court papers filed by Six Flags over
The family has sued Six Flags and the coaster's maker, Gerstlauer, for more than
In a cross-filing unveiled this week, Six Flags is suing Gerstlauer for full indemnity, saying the Texas Giant was a "defective product that was unreasonably dangerous in design, manufacture, distribution and promotion."
The German company has 20 days to respond but an attorney representing Gerstlauer told the Dallas Morning News Six Flags was "intimately involved" in design specifications for the coaster.
"This roller coaster was built according to the specific design specifications and was reviewed, tested and approved by Six Flags," attorney
The coaster was closed after the incident in September for two months. Additional lap seat belts were installed as a safety precaution and Six Flags insists the ride is not a danger.
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