896 N.W.2d 549 (2017)

Laurie JACKSON and Douglas Sorenson as Court Appointed Guardians ON BEHALF OF Michael SORENSON, Respondents, v. OPTIONS RESIDENTIAL, INC., Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Minnesota.

Filed April 24, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald R. McNeil , Elizabeth R. Gelderman , Stephen F. Buterin , Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota (for respondents).

Stephen O. Plunkett , Peter L. Gregory , Bassford Remele, P.A., Minneapolis, Minnesota (for appellant).

Andrea B. Niesen , Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens, P.C., Rochester, Minnesota (for amicus curiae Minnesota Association for Justice).

Considered and decided by Cleary, Chief Judge; Ross, Judge; and Rodenberg, Judge.


A resident at an adult foster-care facility operated by Options Residential, Inc., poured a pot of boiling water on another resident, Michael Sorenson, whose guardians then sued Options on his behalf, claiming negligence. The district court denied summary judgment to Options, rejecting its immunity defense under the...

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