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Parish v. JumpKing, Inc.
Iowa Supreme Court
719 N.W.2d 540 (2006)
While attempting to do a back somersault on his brother’s trampoline that included “fun ring” – a mesh-like fence around the trampoline, James Parish (plaintiff) landed on his head and became paralyzed as a result. Parish brought suit against JumpKing, Inc. (JumpKing) (defendant), the manufacturer of the trampoline on theories of defective design and negligence in failing to warn purchasers of the dangers in using the trampoline. The trial court granted JumpKing’s motion for summary judgment and Parish appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Larson, J.)
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