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Oliverson family files lawsuit against Little League Baseball, bunk bed maker after fall

KUTV Salt Lake City 9/20/2022 Jim Spiewak, KUTV
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The family of Easton Oliverson, the little leaguer who fell from his bunk bed while at the Little League World Series and suffered head injuries, is suing Little League Baseball and Savoy Contract Furniture, the bed maker.

The suit was filed on September 16, and attorney Ken Fulginiti, who represents the Oliverson family, said there was an inspection meeting scheduled Monday of the dorm and bed where the incident happened, but Fulginiti said the attorneys representing Little League Baseball cancelled.

He said they indicated, “they would rather a suit be filed.”

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The suit alleges Easton was injured because of the design and condition of the bed claiming they were "dangerous and defective" and the Little League was negligent for allowing the bed to exist in a dangerous condition, namely without rails.

Fulginiti said he was made aware of another 12-year-old player who fell from a bed while at the Little League World Series in 2019.

Fulginiti says Little League said at the time railings would be used on bunkbeds and for “three years (the organizers) did nothing, we know of, to address the situation.”

Fulginiti said Easton’s parents want to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.

Jace Oliverson, Easton’s father, told 2News on Monday their sole purpose since the incident has been “to getting our son back to being healthy and able to live a life.”

The suit is asking for a jury trial.

In Pennsylvania, where the suit was filed, major cases as this one is classified, can ask for a dollar amount greater than $50,000 to be determined by a jury or settlement, if it gets that far.

Kevin Fountain, the Senior Director of Communications with Little League International said it is the organization’s policy not to comment on pending litigation.

Requests for comment from Savoy were not returned on Monday.

Oliverson family files lawsuit against Little League Baseball, bunk bed maker after fall
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