Judge Tosses Student Injury Lawsuit Against University of Idaho

August 15, 2012

A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the University of Idaho by a student who fell from a fraternity house window in 2009.

The Lewiston Tribune reported that 2nd District Judge Michael Griffin tossed the suit on Friday brought by former student Amanda Andaverde of Caldwell and her parents.

Andaverde was a 19-year-old sophomore when she fell from an upper story window during a Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat house party and suffered debilitating injuries. The university recently rejected the parents’ $1 million offer to settle the case.

In court earlier this month, a UI lawyer told the judge the university can’t control what students do on private property and shouldn’t be held liable for accidents.

Andaverde family attorney Warren Dowdle says a decision to appeal is pending.

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