Court: Ohio school not liable for hockey-puck injury
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 13:17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's Court of Claims has ruled that a southwest Ohio university isn't liable for injuries to a Connecticut woman hit in the head by a stray hockey puck during pre-game warm-ups.

The court found Miami University in Oxford is not liable for Emily Austin being hurt on Nov. 9, 2012. The Fairfield, Conn., woman sought $200 from the school to cover her medical insurance deductible. A message was left at a telephone number listed in court records for Austin.

Miami University said Austin assumed the risk of being struck by a hockey puck when she entered the arena. Miami also said the arena has protective glass and boards, and that spectators are warned of the risk.

The court says Austin assumed the ordinary risks of attending a game.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

Front Page Stories

'Actors' lap up stardom
04/19/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor
article thumbnail

Margot (performed by Madison Zavitz) interacts with Bruiser (performed by Nugget). (Enoc [ ... ]


Elmwood graduate Trevor Lee shares his Yosemite experience
04/19/2014 | JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

Trevor Lee has traveled to 40 states, and most recently spent 10 months at Yosemite Nati [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles