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IL Supreme Court: Conant High School can't be sued for student's gym class floor hockey eye injury

Dan Churney Mar. 27, 2017, 10:21am

The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed an appellate ruling, saying a Cook County judge was right to toss a suburban high school student’s suit, because the suit did not show a gym teacher was at fault for failing to make students wear goggles during a floor hockey game, which left the student with an injured eye. 

Student hurt in floor hockey game should be allowed to sue Conant H.S., District 211, appeals panel says

Scott Holland Apr. 11, 2016, 1:47pm

The state’s largest public high school district, serving students from several communities in northwest suburban Cook County, will need to defend against a personal injury lawsuit brought by a Conant High School student who said a gym teacher’s decision to not require eye protection for students playing floor hockey left him with an injured eye.