On July 8, 2011, Sgt. James Hackemer was killed when he was thrown from Darien Lake’s Superman roller coaster. If you scroll through the last few months of posts, you’ll see a lot of entries about it. His family filed suit not long afterwards (download the complaint here). The suit was removed to federal court, and the court there has set a case management order, with a trial date set in April of 2013. Of possible note, the court has ordered mediation to begin no later than December 16 of this year. Even more than most cases, I’d be surprised if this case didn’t settle fairly quickly.