FENTON, Mich. – The Michigan appeals court ruled a former high school student who sued after being injured in tennis practice.
Bradley Trecha suffered serious injuries when a teammate’s ball hit him in the eye during rehearsals at Fenton High School in 2016.
Brenden Remillard admits that he didn’t look before hitting a ball in frustration after losing a game of practice.
Trecha accused Remillard of negligence or gross negligence. But a Genesee county judge ruled in favor of Remillard and closed the case. The appeal court agreed.
“In a team practice with multiple participants playing in the immediate vicinity, it is reasonable to expect that the participants will stop hitting the tennis balls at different times, even when the coach says the practice is over,” said the court.
The court noted that Remillard quickly apologized and got an ice pack for Trecha.
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