- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The parents of a Des Moines woman who fatally fell from a balcony in 2011 are appealing a judge’s decision to grant a new trial in a lawsuit related to the death.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1eOMQxJ ) Kathryn Winger and Timothy Potts filed a notice Friday that appeals Polk County District Court Judge Richard Blane’s ruling to overturn a $1.75 million jury award in connection to the death of 21-year-old Shannon Potts. She fell from a second-story balcony at Grand Stratford Apartments in July 2011.

An investigation determined the length of the building’s balcony railings violated city code. Attorneys for the building’s owners later said their client can’t be legally negligent in the death because the city’s housing appeals board had given them an extension to update the railings.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide