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A lawsuit against the Town of Newtown has been denied by a Connecticut Appellate Court.  A volleyball referee from Stratford sued after falling from an officiating stand that QUOTE opened up like a trap door.  But the court found that Albert Buehler didn’t fit the narrow category of a person entitled to special protection, and that it applies to a child's attendance at school.  Municipalities have broad protection that shields employees from most liability when they use their discretion.  The 40-year volleyball officiating veteran had been on a portable, ladder-like stand for an hour at a 2015 volleyball match when he fell straight down.  He sustained injuries to his spine, shoulder, elbow and knee.  Last week's decision upholds a 2019 Superior Court decision.  Buehler could petition state Supreme Court for review.

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