Spontaneous Glass Breakage
Lawsuit Comes to an End
Missouri court has ruled erly warning of and/or preventing the as to the value of their case.”
against a woman seeking hun- spontaneous breakage.
Months later, Cimmaron, J.E. Dunn,
The defendants, including J.E. Dunn Skyline and Bratton ﬁled for motions
in damages for injuries she says were Construction, Insulite Glass Company, for summary judgment, and Cobbins
sustained from broken glass at a fed- Bratton Corp., Cimmaron Electric and failed to address the defendants’ asser-
dreds of thousands of dollars
eral building in Kansas City, Mo.
In April of 2013, Jessie Cobbins sus- J.E.Dunn was the general contractor for Smith to rule in the defendants’ favor.
tained “permanent personal injuries” a project that involved the installation of
Insulite did not ﬁle for summary judg-
due to a tempered glass door that “ex- the glass doors, which were fabricated ment and remained the sole defendant.
ploded” as she attempted to unlock by Insulite and Skyline Design.
The court held a pretrial conference last
it, according to United States District
Robert K. Ball II and Martin M. December, and the Cobbins’ were given
Skyline Design, denied the allegations. tion of fact, prompting judge Ortri D.
Court for the Western District of Mis- Gorin were the counsel of record for 90 days to retain counsel or state that they
souri court documents. Cobbins ﬁled a Cobbins and her husband, Robert, but would represent themselves. They failed
lawsuit for damages of $800,000, alleg- withdrew from the case in April 2016, to ﬁle the statement and in March 2017,
ing the defendants’ negligence in prop- stating they had reached an “impasse the case was dismissed. s
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USGlass, Metal & Glazing | June 2017