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Miller v. Sweetwater County School District #1

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Court: Wyoming Supreme Court

Citation: 2021 WY 134

Opinion Date: December 6, 2021

Judge: Michael K. Davis

Areas of Law: Personal Injury

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The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Sweetwater County School District No. 1 and dismissing Plaintiff’s negligence claim, holding that genuine issues of material fact did not preclude summary judgment in favor of the School District.

Plaintiff, through his mother as next friend, brought this action claiming that he suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell and struck his head on a PVC pipe that had been placed across a concrete walkway outside his elementary school building to divert water away from the building. Plaintiff claimed that the negligent placement of the pipes across the walkway created a dangerous condition, causing his injury. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the School District. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court properly granted the School District summary judgment.

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