Sovereign Immunity - Slip and Fall - Alabama State University


Ex parte Leon C. Wilson, [Ms. 1170982, Mar. 1, 2019] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. 2019). This unanimous decision by Justice Wise directs the Montgomery Circuit Court to vacate its order denying the Defendant’s motion to dismiss based upon sovereign immunity. Plaintiff alleged she was injured when she slipped and fell at a graduation ceremony at Alabama State University. The Plaintiff sued the petitioners solely in their official capacities. The Court held that “none of the exceptions to § 14 immunity exists in this case, and the petitioners are immune from suit....” Ms. *10.

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