Cowboys Employees Settle With Builder

By Danny Robbins
|  Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010  |  Updated 9:21 PM CDT
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Cowboys' Practice Facility Collapses

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In this Saturday, May 2, 2009 file photo, firefighters investigate the collapsed canopy that covered the Dallas Cowboys indoor football facility in Irving, Texas. Four Cowboys staff members were injured when the roof collapsed on Saturday. Two Dallas Cowboys employees Rich Behm and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, seriously injured when the team's indoor practice facility collapsed in May, have filed lawsuits Tuesday Aug. 25, 2009, against the companies that built the structure.

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The two Dallas Cowboys employees who are suing over injuries they suffered in the collapse of the team's practice facility last year have reached out-of-court settlements with the company that built the structure.

Court filings in the lawsuits brought by Cowboys scout Rich Behm and special teams coach Joe DeCamillas show that both have settled with Summit Structures LLC of Allentown, Pa., and its Canadian parent, Cover-All Building Systems Inc.

The filings were made last Friday, and one says the agreements are confidential.

The settlements do not affect the other defendants named in the suits, including companies controlled by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

The steel and fabric building collapsed in a wind storm in May 2009, paralyzing Behm from the waist down. DeCamillas suffered a broken vertebrae.

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