Goeschel v. North Orange County Regional Occupation Program (2011) (Orange County Superior Court)
Plaintiff was a nursing student in the NOCROP program. An unusual heavy rain storm hit Southern California in December 2008. A roof drain was clogged at the school building which lead to a pooling of water. The weight of the water caused the roof to collapse onto students in the building. Plaintiff sustained a neck injury which required a cervical fusion. Plaintiff contended that during the aftermath of the collapse, she slipped and fell and injured her neck. Defendant disputed the extent of the injury and claimed that other parties were responsible for preventing the roof from collapsing. Over 25 depositions were taken in this case.