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Lawsuit develops from parade mishap in Sleepy Eye

Girl Scouts and two college students named defendants

April 11, 2013

SLEEPY EYE — The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and two Sleepy Eye college students were named defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Brown County District Court late last year by a Sleepy Eye resident....

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swimmom

Apr-14-13 7:05 PM

I am the mother of three girls who belonged to the Sleepy Eye Swim Team for many years and I am so saddened by this lawsuit. It was the very best experience my daughters could of had! They participated in parades through the years and I have to say with all honesty that if an event would have happened we would never have thought of filing a lawsuit. Do you really need to do this parents of the daughter? Have you thought of the what this will do to this group...well it will be no more. That has already been decided. What college student would volunteer to be a coach now? How sad. You are community members and see these people in our town...how can you do this to these two college students, the swim team, the town, and the SE Pool? I just feel this is so wrong!

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Moore12

Apr-13-13 2:34 PM

This is really sad. I am sure that putting this in the public eye is more traumatizing to Brianna than the incident it's self. Please lay off Brianna, she is a minor and is not the brains behind the litigation.

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catch22

Apr-13-13 12:30 PM

Brianna, If you read these comments I hope you know that #1. You are not stupid. #2 Everyone has accidents and yours just happens to be in the public eye. #3 do not take these comments to heart. I am sure you are a great kid. Just because you can dance and play other sports does not mean you do not carry scars. Some day, you can show them off when someone asks what happened. You can tell them how it really got people talking. You are just a kid, we should know better.... I am sorry for my comments...

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catch22

Apr-13-13 12:23 PM

northeaglepride- I was being facetious with that comment about the taxes and the payment. Do you need a definition? Why are you such a hater? geez, lighten up! Do you know the family of the mother or what? BTW, my own dear mother hasn't been on any shopping sprees since 2007. God rest her soul.

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Math0260

Apr-12-13 10:58 AM

This is simply terrible. Our society has an awful time getting adult volunteers to even come forward, and then when they do, stuff like this happens. It is terribly abusive to seek damages for something like this. Parents really need to put more value on common sense and teaching our children how to learn from mistakes, and not look to blame others. It only teaches our youth to place blame on others and shed responsibility for our own actions.

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northeaglepride

Apr-12-13 10:22 AM

catch22 - Great idea! Lets raise public taxes to cover "your mom's" shopping spree. I say "your mom's" because you talking this way and a girl that can't sit on a float with out hurting herself can only be from the same mother.- I hope the judge throws it out and requires any one from that family be banned from any community events, activities, and places of business in Sleepy Eye so when this does get thrown out they don't try to sue Hardee's for making them fat and lazy. - BTY I Love Hardee's, the Monster Burger is the best!

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JReader

Apr-12-13 10:15 AM

Nobody will want to be an adult volunteer in Sleepy Eye going forward. In the end all the kids in the community will suffer while one may come out 50 grand ahead. I suppose the lawyers will get half of what they settle on.

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northeaglepride

Apr-12-13 9:35 AM

Thanks Brianna's money hungry Mommy, cookie prices are going to go through the roof! Unless the leader of the GS pushed you off the float(which I'm sure she didn't) leave them alone. If you weren't screwing around and doing what you were told to do like a good little girl, none of this would have happened. Why were you the only one that we know of that fell off? You can't sue other people because you raised a stupid kid.

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Integrity

Apr-12-13 9:25 AM

I broke my nose in a little league baseball game. I suffered disfigurement - have suffered my whole life. I'm figuring to sue Rawlings for the baseball that was used, the city for use of the field, the kid who threw the ball, the weatherman that predicted it be a sunny day (sun was in my eyes), the baseball club for providing the organization, who else....need some money to pay for a new truck.

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WhoDat

Apr-12-13 9:19 AM

Believe the girl was in seventh grade when this happened. If you're 12 years old and don't know how to ride on a float, than maybe your parents shouldn't let you out of the house period. This girl is on the St. Mary’s dance team and has no problem preforming physically. Just someone trying to get money, and others who are involved with the swim teams have to pay the consequences.

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WhoDat

Apr-12-13 9:19 AM

Believe the girl was in seventh grade when this happened. If you're 12 years old and don't know how to ride on a float, than maybe your parents shouldn't let you out of the house period. This girl is on the St. Mary’s dance team and has no problem preforming physically. Just someone trying to get money, and others who are involved with the swim teams have to pay the consequences.

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WhoDat

Apr-12-13 9:19 AM

Believe the girl was in seventh grade when this happened. If you're 12 years old and don't know how to ride on a float, than maybe your parents shouldn't let you out of the house period. This girl is on the St. Mary’s dance team and has no problem preforming physically. Just someone trying to get money, and others who are involved with the swim teams have to pay the consequences.

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WhoDat

Apr-12-13 9:19 AM

Believe the girl was in seventh grade when this happened. If you're 12 years old and don't know how to ride on a float, than maybe your parents shouldn't let you out of the house period. This girl is on the St. Mary’s dance team and has no problem preforming physically. Just someone trying to get money, and others who are involved with the swim teams have to pay the consequences.

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catch22

Apr-12-13 7:01 AM

Turbo75....good one! ha So, this is why SE will not host a swim team. I can see that, unless the GS's prove they have insurance. I say give Brianna her money, her pretty legs are scarred for life. GS's should have provided an Affidavit of Insurance BEFORE being allowed in the parade OR using the public owned swimming pool for practice or meets. Otherwise, just tax the residents higher to cover the lawsuits. Lennon- Just curious...how do you know the parents have money?

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Lennon

Apr-11-13 9:47 PM

Wonder if there would be a lawsuit if the coaches parents were not $ well-to-do!?! This sue-happy world wrecks everything good.

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themnkid

Apr-11-13 12:59 PM

Seriously? I don't know how to shop correctly.. I am suing Target & Walmart for not showing me how. Just another person trying to get some money.

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TURBO75

Apr-11-13 9:48 AM

Did the city do a B.A.C. test on the girl after the accident, she may have fell off the wagon.

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HELLOall

Apr-11-13 7:29 AM

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