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Michael Chiesa, Conor McGregor settle bus attack lawsuit from UFC 223


Four years after Conor McGregor threw a dolly through the windshield of a bus carrying Michael Chiesa, the UFC fighters have settled their lawsuit in Kings County (N.Y) Supreme Court.

Attorneys for McGregor and Chiesa on Friday filed a stipulation of discontinuance with prejudice, meaning they have agreed to not to proceed with the lawsuit – and it cannot be refiled later. A person with knowledge of the suit, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter, confirmed to MMA Fighting a settlement was reached; terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Reps for Chiesa did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

McGregor’s representative Karen Kessler released a brief statement on the Chiesa lawsuit, saying “the matter was resolved and is now closed.“

Chiesa in September 2018 filed suit against McGregor, McGregor Sports and Entertainment, the corporate parent of Madison Square Garden and others following the infamous UFC 223 bus attack; the ex-UFC champ struck a plea deal after briefly landing in jail. That concluded the criminal portion of the case, but Chiesa and McGregor’s attorneys battled four more years in civil court before reaching an agreement.

Chiesa initially sued McGregor for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, among other claims. McGregor’s attorney argued the Irish star didn’t intentionally target Chiesa and couldn’t be held liable. A judge initially agreed and trimmed the potential claims against McGregor. But this past month, an appellate judge revived several of the original lawsuit’s claims, ruling that Chiesa’s claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress had improperly been dismissed, and that it was proper to name MSG as a party to the lawsuit.

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