- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed a judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the city of Salina by a family whose 12-year-old daughter died several months after being shocked while playing in a rainstorm.

The Salina Journal (https://bit.ly/1sgJNsR ) reports that the court returned the case Friday to Saline County District Court for further deliberations. The appeals court said the matter should not have been decided without a trial.

Attorney James Nordstrom, who represents the city of Salina, told the newspaper that he had no comment.

Jayden Hicks was 11 when she came into contact with the metal cover of an in-ground electrical junction box while playing with friends in May 2013. The box had been installed without a grounding wire and contained damaged wires.

Jayden died that December.

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