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Knight v. Jewett

    Brief Fact Summary.

    Knight filed a negligence suit against Jewett for injuries during a football game.

    Synopsis of Rule of Law.

    A person active in a sport breaches a duty of care to other participants if the participant injures another player and it is outside of the normal activity of the sport.

    Facts.

    Knight filed a negligence suit against Jewett for injuries during a football game. Knight claimed that Jewett ran into her and stepped on her hand after Knight caught the ball. The trial court granted summary judgment to Jewett and the appellate court affirmed.

    Issue.

    Whether a person active in a sport breaches a duty of care to other participants if the participant injures another player and it is outside of the normal activity of the sport

    Held.

    Yes. The judgment of the trial court is affirmed. Jewett did not breach any duty that was owed to Knight.

    Discussion.

    A person active in a sport breaches a duty of care to other participants if the participant injures another player and it is outside of the normal activity of the sport.


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