Warren family lawsuit settled out of court
A lawsuit filed by the family of Isabel Warren against the City of Guelph and several others has reportedly been settled out of court.
Warren died of massive head and chest injuries on June 16, 2009, when a cinder block wall collapsed on her in a washroom at South End Community Park.
The 14-year-old Bishop Macdonell Catholic School student, also an accomplished diver and Olympic hopeful, was on a break from gym class when the incident occurred.
The $2.8 million lawsuit was filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice by Warren's parents Mark and Sue Warren and her two brothers.
It named the city, architect Lloyd Grinham and his firm L. Allan Grinham Architect, engineer Larry Argue and his firm R.J. Burnside & Associates and Harrington Construction, all of which were involved in building the facility.
It alleged the defendants' "failure to use reasonable care, skill and diligence in the design, construction, subsequent inspection" and maintenance, repairs and renovation resulted in Warren's fatal injuries.
However those accusations go unproven with news of the settlement. Details are being kept confidential, a decision made by all parties involved.
The Ministry of Labour has also charged the city under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as the architecture firm and engineering firm involved, in connection with the death.
That case is expected to begin this year.