Klein v. Quinnipiac University
The plaintiff in this case sought damages from the defendant for injuries sustained while riding a bike on the campus of a private university belonging to the defendant. The plaintiff sustained his injuries while riding his bike down a hill which had speedbumps at the bottom. When the plaintiff reached the speedbumps, he was thrown over the handlebars of his bike. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant acted negligently by having dangerous and defective speedbumps on their property. In response, the defendant denied negligence and raised the defense of contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff. The trial court rendered judgment in favor of the defendant. The plaintiff appealed the decision of the trial court, claiming the court had improperly instructed the jury.