Thursday, August 14, 2003

Odd case filed against Lynchburg YMCA

As reported here, the Lynchburg YMCA has been sued on a theory that it was negligent in failing to provide adequate parking, and therefore it is responsible for the death of a woman run down in the street while en route to the YMCA.

Without any research, I don't see that there is any such duty (outside of maybe the zoning ordinance) and I don't see what the parking has to do with anything anyhow. Also, would the Y's charitable immunity extend to such a case? There are cases still where local YMCAs win on charitable immunity, but maybe that would not apply to matters of parking.

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