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Sign Language Interpreter Can't Maintain Tort Suit Against School

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 0

The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a woman assigned to provide interpretation services to a deaf student could not maintain a tort suit against the high school for her injuries from a fall in the parking lot. In Missouri, students with disabilities enrolled in the Kirkwood School District receive special educational services from the Special School District of St. Louis County. Brenda Linkous worked for SSD as a sign language interpreter. She was assigned to a deaf student at KSD during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. Linkous was contracted with and paid by SSD, w...

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