• Summary Judgment for a University and a Coach Present as an Observer at Cheerleading Instruction.
  • January 24, 2017 | Author: Alicia M. Smith
  • Law Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. - Cherry Hill Office
  • In a case that was denied a Petition for Allowance of Appeal by the Pennsylvania Supreme court, summary judgment was properly granted to a university in a negligence action by a university cheerleader who was injured practicing stunts. The practice was mandatory, but the practice camp was run by a cheerleading association. The court found there was no duty breached by the university or its cheerleading coach, and that there was no merit to a non-delegable duty claim as there was no negligence alleged against the cheerleading association, which had been engaged as an independent contractor.