Judge Substitutes Regents In Camp Lawsuit
by Associated Press
April 19, 2013 1:24 PM
A judge has ruled that the South Dakota Board of Regents should be a party in a lawsuit determining liability for injuries an 11-year-old boy suffered when he fell out of a camp bunk bed.
The boy's father, Ted Haeder, filed a lawsuit against South Dakota 4-H, the Richmond Lake Youth Camp and Brown County arguing negligence.
But Judge Jack Von Wald ruled this week that the Board of Regents be substituted as a defendant for South Dakota 4-H, because it is operated by South Dakota State University and the regents oversee SDSU.
The lawsuit says the boy in June 2011 fell out of a top bunk that did not have a guard rail. Court records say the boy's medical bills top $28,000.