Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Appeals court allows lawsuit against Webb City R-7 to continue
Leola DeGonia sued the district after slipping and falling in a puddle in a school cafeteria, according to her lawsuit.
DeGonia's attorney said that the teachers in the cafeteria should have known about the slow leak that she says created the puddle and did something about it. District officials said the reason their teachers did nothing about it was because there was no puddle.
Mouton granted the district's motion for summary judgment. The appellate court ruled that Mouton erred since inferences could be made for both sides, which made it a fact finding issue that should be decided by a jury.