Education: Groh v, Coe

Groh v, Coe

Many colleges require able-bodied students to engage in athletics. If a student hurts himself while competing in sports, can he sue his college for damages? In a Los Angeles hospital last week one Charles Groh, 21, thought that he could. In a damage suit filed against Coe College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) he said that in October 1929 he was required "without physical examination and without the consent of his parents" to enter a cross-country run in a dual meet with Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, Iowa). Student Groh ran until exhausted,...

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