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Tieder v. Little
Citation:502 So. 2d 923 (Fla Dist. Ct. App. 1987)
At the University of Miami, two students were attempting to clutch-start an automobile in the circular drive in front of Eaton Hall — one student was pushing the car while the other student was in the car behind the wheel — when suddenly, the student behind the wheel lost control of the car. The car would later strike the plaintiff’s decedent and pinned her against a wall. Because the wall was negligently designed and constructed without adequate supports required by the applicable building code, the entire wall came off intact from its foundation and crushed the decedent. A medical examiner testified that the decedent would not have died from merely the automobile impact. Two affidavits of professional engineers were also filed below detailing the negligent design and construction of the subject brick wall.
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