Michigan Supreme Court turns down appeal in MSU dorm fall
East Lansing — The Michigan Supreme Court has turned down an appeal in a lawsuit filed by a young woman who fell six floors to the ground after a window collapsed at a residence hall at Michigan State University.
The court let stand a decision that grants immunity to Michigan State. The order was released Thursday.
Alexandra Pew was 18 in 2012 when she leaned against a window at Case Hall and fell six floors, shattering bones and suffering lifelong injuries. She was a high school student visiting friends.
Public agencies have a duty to maintain buildings, and Pew was allowed to be at Case Hall. But the Michigan appeals court last year said Michigan State has immunity because the dorm wasn’t open to the general public at the hour Pew was injured.
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