Monday, July 30, 2012

U of I, State Seek Dismissal of Drunken Fall Suit

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM

A 2nd District Idaho judge is expected to listen to arguments Wednesday in the case of parents of a former University of Idaho student who are suing the U of I and the State Board of Education following a drunken fall from a frat house window.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that attorneys representing the university and the state have asked for a summary judgment to dismiss the lawsuit.

The suit revolves around a 19-year-old coed who, in September 2009, was seriously injured when she fell out of a window at the frat house, plunging 25 feet before hitting pavement. Court documents confirmed that the girl had been drinking at the fraternity and at another previous party in her sorority house. But the girl's parents allege that the university and state were at fault because they oversee the Greek community at the Moscow campus. The suit also said that the frat house was not equipped with adequate safety devices.

The parents offered to drop the sign pending a settlement from the U of I. Instead, the university and state have asked for the suit to be tossed from court.

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