No. 24584.

751 N.W.2d 292 (2008)

2008 SD 40

Chad CARPENTER, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. RAPID CITY RED DOGS, LLC, Defendant and The National Indoor Football League, Defendant and Appellee.

Supreme Court of South Dakota.

Decided June 4, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael J. Simpson of Julius & Simpson, LLP, Rapid City, SD, for plaintiff and appellant.

Dennis W. Finch of Finch Bettmann Maks & Hogue, PC, Rapid City, SD, for defendant and appellee NIFL.


[¶ 1.] Chad Carpenter signed a contract to play indoor football for the Rapid City Red Dogs, a member of the National Indoor Football League (League). While playing for the Red Dogs in a regular season league game, Carpenter suffered a wedge compression fracture in his neck. The injury prevented Carpenter from working four weeks and cost him $5,461.95 in medical bills.

[¶ 2.] At the time of Carpenter's injury, neither the Red...

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