A school referee is appealing a negligence lawsuit against Newtown. Connecticut Insider reports that the case by Stratford referee Albert Buehler was dismissed last year as Newtown argued that its employees had the right to use their discretion under state law and were immune from most liability. Buehler claims the town set up the volleyball court and was liable from the faulty stand, which he says opened like a trap door while he was signaling for the server to serve the ball. The incident happened in 2015 and Buehler argued that he fell 4-and-a-half to 5 feet straight down. He sued in 2017 and the suit was dismissed last year. The appeal was filed last month.