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Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Charles City
Des Moines, March 15,
2017— On Tuesday,
April 4, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Charles City, Iowa.
The proceeding will take place in the Old Charles City Middle School
auditorium, 500 North Grand Avenue. The oral arguments are open to the public
and will begin at 7 p.m.
The court will hear
attorneys argue in the following case:
Spencer J. Ludman vs.
Davenport Assumption High School, case no. 15-1191, from Scott County District Court
Defendant in premises
liability action appeals from the judgment entered on a jury verdict finding
defendant's negligence was responsible for injuries the plaintiff baseball
player sustained when struck by a foul ball while standing in an unprotected
part of the visitor's dugout at defendant's baseball field. Plaintiff suggests
the appeal presents important issues regarding the safety of the facilities at
which student athletes participate. Defendant suggests sponsors of sporting
events face an avalanche of litigation if the limited-duty rule is discarded in
Attorneys' briefs for the
case, the court of appeals decision, and a guide to oral arguments are posted
on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at: http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Offsite_Oral_Arguments_Charles_City/
A public reception with the
supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments in the school cafeteria.
Note to Editors: News media are invited to attend the
oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera, audio
recording devices, and other electronic devices used during the oral arguments.
Information on expanded media coverage is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch
website at http://www.iowacourts.gov/For_the_Media/Expanded_News_Media_Coverage/
The Iowa Court Rules
regarding cameras and other electronic devices in courtrooms are on the Iowa
Legislature website at https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/CR/LINC/04-30-2014.chapter.25.pdf
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