Thursday, April 21, 2011

Parents, Bystander File Suit in Illinois Coaster Death

A few weeks ago, a three-year-old boy fell from a roller coaster at the Go Bananas family entertainment center in suburban Chicago.  His parents have, as expected, filed a wrongful death suit.  In addition, Marion Grant was a witness who says she tried to help the boy, and is now suing for emotional distress, contending that she was in the zone of danger.  Reports indicated that he fell from the coaster in a restricted area of the facility. 

For those few full-year Torts courses out there, the facts could present an interesting (and tragic) hypothetical for a pure-emotional-distress question.

--BC

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Very sad story. Best wishes to his parents and anyone else involved.

Posted by: Wade Coye | Apr 21, 2011 1:07:40 PM

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