Calif. School District's Win Upheld In Student Suicide Suit

Law360 (June 30, 2020, 6:38 PM EDT) -- A California appellate court has upheld a public school district's trial win in a wrongful death suit over a student's suicide, saying the trial judge erred by allowing an improper claim to proceed to trial.

In a June 26 deciison, a three-judge Court of Appeal panel for the First District unanimously affirmed a defense verdict in a suit brought by Charles and Frances Neeley seeking to hold San Mateo Union High School District and Aragon High School liable for their son Tyler's 2014 suicide.

The suit alleged that a school football team trainer injured Tyler's already damaged triceps muscle — which he had...

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