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Court: LDS Church, Members Not Liable in Injury

December 02, 2013
source: Deseret News

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MR says: This may have implications for similar suits in the future.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members cannot be held liable for injuries suffered by a child on a church-organized outing in Idaho six years ago, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled.

Justices said there was no special duty of care owed by the defendants to then-13-year-old Heidi Beers of Meridian before she suffered a compound fracture of her ankle while jumping off a bridge into the Payette River.

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