WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal of the mother of a Texas A&M student injured in a deadly bonfire collapse nearly a decade ago.
Nancy Braus had wanted justices to rule that she can sue the university because of the damage to her relationship to her son. But the court, instead, refused to hear her appeal.
Braus sued Texas A&M University officials and others after her son Dominic was injured in the Nov. 18, 1999, log pile collapse that killed 12 people and injured 27.
Lower courts had thrown out Braus' lawsuit, saying Texas law doesn't allow a parent to sue for the loss of a normal relationship with a child because of a severe injury.