School gym class injury lawsuit dismissed

So here’s the thing: if your 8th grade kid trips over another student during gym class and gets hurt, it ain’t a personal injury lawsuit, according to a New York State higher court.

You know, not everything is a lawsuit. There is such a thing as accident.

Panel Dismisses Lawsuit Over Gym Class Injury

Andrew Denney, New York Law Journal 

The Second Department panel wrote that it could not find that an eighth-grader tripping another student while running for a ball raised questions of negligence and said the incident happened so quickly that it could not have been prevented by “even the most intense supervision” by the school district.

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