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Michigan nonprofit settles recess injury lawsuit for $25K

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 12:45:24-05

A Michigan nonprofit has settled a lawsuit over a recess injury that occurred at a charter school it operates.

The Flint Journal reports that the North Flint Reinvestment Corporation was ordered to pay $25,000 last month for the October 2015 incident at Eagle's Nest Academy public charter school.

Court records say a group of students attacked a 10-year-old boy and broke his arm. The lawsuit alleges that there were no adult supervisors on the playground, despite the boy's mother having expressed concerns to school administrators about other students physically bullying her son.

The corporation argued that there was a lack of evidence to show the organization directly caused the boy's injuries.

Genesee County Circuit Judge Geoffrey Neithercut dismissed the academy as a defendant in the case, saying it's entitled to governmental immunity in the matter.