11-year-old J.S. attended a Quinceanera party at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. The family renting the fairgrounds was required to hire security as a condition of their rental. Security was required to restrict attendees to a particular building at the fairgrounds.
During the party, a group of children went to play soccer in a field. Then J.S. and the other kids headed to an open storage building that contained stacks of furniture and equipment. Security knew that other children had previously gone to the storage building.
J.S. died from injuries caused by a glass display case he ran into while playing soccer in the storage building.
Our firm represented the estate of J.S. against persons responsible for security and safety at the Yamhill County fairgrounds. We settled the case for a substantial confidential amount prior to trial.