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Appeals Court Says A&M Officials Not Immune in Bonfire Suits

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON (AP) - An appeals court has rejected immunity claims by
Texas A&M University administrators in lawsuits stemming from the
school's deadly bonfire collapse.
A&M administrators had argued they are protected under the
state's constitutional right that prohibits government agencies and
officials from being sued.
But the 10th Court of Appeals upheld today a lower court's
ruling that allows the administrators to remain as defendants.
That's because they are being sued as individuals and not in their
official capacities.
Twelve people died and 27 were injured in 1999 when the
59-foot-high log stack - burned on the eve of A&M's game with
arch rival University of Texas - collapsed as it was being built.

Click Here to see the court ruling.

You can also see the dissenting opinion here.


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