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Rock climbing wall injury in '06 subject of trial in St. Clair County; Defense argues plaintiff had been drinking, wearing heels

By Ann Maher | Jan 25, 2016

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A personal injury trial will get under way in St. Clair County Circuit Court today involving a woman who claims injuries after falling from a motorized rock climbing simulator in Belleville.

April Kassebaum of Columbia filed suit nine years ago against the owners of The Edge in Belleville, as well as Ascent Products and Spectrum Sports International.

She claims the injuries took place in March 2006.

Her six-count suit was originally filed by Patrick R. Foley of Becker, Paulson, Hoerner & Thompson in Belleville.

John Cunningham of Belleville represents defendants.

Defense has argued that Kassebaum had been drinking beer before she climbed, and was wearing heeled shoes.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 07-L-9.

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