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Boyer v. Iowa High School Athletic Association
Iowa Supreme Court
152 N.W.2d 293 (1967)
Boyer (plaintiff) attended a basketball game that was under the management of Iowa High School Athletic Association (the association) (defendant). The bleachers on which Boyer sat could be folded against the wall when not in use. As Boyer and other spectators were leaving the game, the bleachers suddenly folded against the wall. Boyer fell nine feet to the floor. Boyer sued the association in negligence under the theory of res ipsa loquitur. The trial court submitted the issue of res ipsa loquitur to the jury. The jury returned a verdict for Boyer. The association appealed, alleging that it was improper to submit the matter to a jury.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Garfield, C.J.)
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