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Vegas jury says David Copperfield not responsible for tourist's injuries in civil case

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Copperfield insisted he knew of no one being injured during more than 15 years of performing a signature vanishing act. (FOX5) Copperfield insisted he knew of no one being injured during more than 15 years of performing a signature vanishing act. (FOX5)
The British tourist who said he suffered a brain injury after falling during a David Copperfield illusion was on the stand at the Clark County Regional Justice Center on May 1. (FOX5) The British tourist who said he suffered a brain injury after falling during a David Copperfield illusion was on the stand at the Clark County Regional Justice Center on May 1. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5/AP) -

A jury says David Copperfield was negligent but not responsible for a British tourist's injuries during a vanishing act that used audience participants in a Las Vegas Strip show.

Gavin Cox and his wife alleged negligence by the illusionist, the MGM Grand hotel and several businesses in a lawsuit.

The jurors' decision Tuesday means the couple are not entitled to monetary damages. 

Cox testified that he suffered brain and other injuries in a 2013 fall while stagehands urged him and others to run during a trick that appeared to make people disappear onstage and reappear in the theater.

Copperfield testified that until Cox sued, he never knew of anyone getting hurt during nearly 20 years performing the trick.

Cox's lawyers brought in three women who testified that they also were injured.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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