OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is interested in the case of an 89-year-old woman who died a few weeks after she was found outside a senior independent living center in Oakland County.
The court said it will explore whether Independence Village in Oxford had a duty to monitor and secure the side entrances and exits, among other issues. A decision could break new legal ground in a growing form of housing.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
Virginia Kermath was wearing only a nightgown when she apparently walked out a side door without her keys in December 2013. She was outdoors for 14 minutes. Hypothermia and frostbite contributed to her death a few weeks later.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
An Oakland County judge and the Michigan appeals court have ruled in favor of Independence Village, saying the harm to Kermath wasn’t foreseeable.
The Supreme Court will schedule arguments later this year or in 2022. There’s no guarantee that the court will take action even after hearing arguments.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Lifts No-Contact Recommendation In Huron River Chemical Spill
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