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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court allows parents of molested boy to sue YMCA"

The Supreme Court's Nov. 5th decision in Jason Wilson v. Kelly (Wilson) Myers (ILB summary here) was the subject of a Nov. 8th story in the Indianapolis Star, reported by Vic Ryckaert. From the story:

The Indiana Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that allows the parents of a day camper who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2006 to sue the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.

The boy, then 8, was among 20 children on a YMCA Day Camp outing when he was assaulted by a sexual predator at Creekside Park in Zionsville.

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a July 19 Indiana Court of Appeals decision clearing the way for the parents to sue the YMCA for damages. * * *

Marion Superior Court Judge Heather Welch dismissed the parents’ lawsuit in September 2012. The Supreme Court ruling means the case is headed back to Welch’s court.

Daniel Chamberlain, the family’s attorney, filed a motion for an expedited jury trial on Friday. The family did not specify a damage amount.

“(Y counselors) lost an 8-year-old boy in the woods who was sexually attacked,” Chamberlain said. “It’s really an issue of accountability.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 10, 2013 04:22 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions