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Respondent Mary Wendt was incarcerated at the Mille Lacs County Jail after she was arresting for driving while intoxicated. While in the jail, Mary fell twice, once in her cell and once while being escorted back to jail after a court appearance. She suffered minor injuries from both falls and sued Mille Lacs County for negligence. The County filed a motion for summary judgment and the trial court declined to dismiss the case. The case proceeded to jury trial. The jury found in favor of Mille Lacs County and dismissed the case.
Mille Lacs County was represented by Jason Hiveley.