Thursday, July 18, 2013

Son falls from cliff, Houston couple sues Episcopal Diocese, Sewanee for $1M

From Houston-

A Houston couple is suing the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and Sewanee: The University of the South for $1 million on behalf of their son, who they say was injured in a fall while a Sewanee student.

John B. Berry Sr. and his wife, Patricia P. Berry, initially filed the suit June 7 in Harris County's 215th State District Court. The suit moved to federal court on July 10.

According to the original petition, John B. Berry Jr., who is referred to in court documents as Bradley, fell from a cliff on Aug. 27 when he was enrolled at the university in Sewanee, Tenn.

Although court documents do not specify that Berry was on or near the campus, the petition states that the school had taken no action to warn against standing near the cliff edge where he fell.

Over the years, others have fallen from the same spot, the suit states.

"On each occasion, the defendants were able to see firsthand the tragedy of their choice to continue to do nothing," the petition states. "On each occasion, they would welcome another incoming class of students with no effective warning that there was a danger that had taken lives before."

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