SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR ATHLETIC FACILITY

Touchstone managing partner Ron Johnson and associate Christian Shippee obtained judgment in favor of an athletic facility in a wrongful death lawsuit. The parents of a youth who died while participating in a basketball tournament brought suit alleging that the facility was negligent for failing to have medical personnel present or an AED on hand and for ineffective ingress and egress for emergency responders. The federal court granted summary judgment in favor of the facility, holding that the failure to have medical personnel or an AED were allegations of negligent activity, not a premises defect, and the facility could not be sued for negligent activity when it was merely the venue for the basketball tournament. The court also found that there was no ineffective ingress or egress or any other dangerous condition or defect on the premises of the facility.

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