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Williams v. Stewart
Arizona Court of Appeals
703 P.2d 546 (1985)
Charles Williams (plaintiff) was employed by Don Stewart Evangelistic Association (Don Stewart) (defendant) to assist in maintaining association property. The association’s swimming pool had become murky, green, and leaf strewn. Williams was asked to clean the pool. Williams jumped into the pool to unclog the drain. Williams had a sinus infection at the time, and jumping into the pool may have caused the infection to spread to his brain, causing substantial harm. Williams sued Don Stewart, alleging that Don Stewart’s negligence in allowing the pool to become dirty created an unreasonable risk of harm to the person who cleaned it. The trial court granted summary judgment in Don Stewart’s favor. Williams appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Livermore, J.)
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