The University of Iowa has recently settled two different lawsuits in a combined settlement of $125,000. According to the Des Moines Register, the lawsuits against the University of Iowa were brought by two individuals that were injured on the University’s campus. The first plaintiff was a former student who was injured while using a rock climbing wall at the University. The plaintiff claimed his November 2012 fall was caused by the lack of proper supervision and monitoring of the nearly 53-foot wall. The Iowa Appeal Board resolved that lawsuit with a $75,000 settlement agreement. The second plaintiff was a woman who was struck and injured by a bus while she was walking in a crosswalk in March of 2012. The bus was a part of the University’s public transportation system. The woman was awarded $50,000 to settle the claim. The $125,000 in settlements was announced this past Tuesday.
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