Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court’s Wrongful Death Verdict

autoThe Idaho Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Blaine County School District against a lower court’s wrongful death case ruling.

In May 2013, the jury concluded that Carey School driver’s education instructor Jeffrey Mecham was negligent in the death of 15-year-old Austin Hennefer.

Hennefer was killed on October 26, 2010, after the driver’s education car was hit by an oncoming vehicle while taking a 180-degree turn on a narrow road. In its verdict, the jury awarded a compensation of $3.5 million to the victim’s family.

Recently, the Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the lower court’s verdict, thus rejecting the appeal filed by Blaine County School District.

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